Special Issue "Vitamin A and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019).
Interests: maternal–fetal nutrient interaction; the effects of omega-3 fatty acids against adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm
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Topics: Novel Therapeutic Nutrient Molecules
Interests: vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, fatty acids, developmental origins of disease, maternal- child health, neonatal outcomes
Vitamin A and carotenoids, as essential nutrients, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical interventions, have been widely investigated over the past few decades. A growing volume of research in the field points to retinoids and carotenoids as key players in human health. However, significant challenges in complexity and confounding factors have led to variations, inconsistencies, and controversies on the study outcomes of retinoids and carotenoids that remain to be clarified. Especially lacking are intake recommendations to encourage adequate intake of carotenoids to promote health, as intakes have been demonstrated to be low in several populations. Recent advances in analytical technology (such as “omics” approaches) and integrated experimental approaches have allowed us to more comprehensively and accurately elucidate the biological effects of retinoids and carotenoids. This Special Issue of Nutrients is intended to highlight some of the recent vitamin A and carotenoid studies that demonstrate their impact on human health over the life course.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Corrine K Hanson
Prof. Dr. Ann Anderson Berry
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- vitamin A
- human health
- life course