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Nutrition And Nutritional Disorders

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Anti-infective vitamin is - (AIIMS May 2013)



A Vitamin B
B Vitamin A

C Vitamin D
D Vitamin C

Ans. B

Vitamin A

Functions of vit A

o vitamin A is essential for -

a. Normal vision

i. Retinol is necessory for functioning of retina.

ii. Regeneration of rhodopsin during dark light is vit A dependent -+ vit A deficiency causes defective dark adaptation.

b. Anti-infective

i. Vitamin A is necessary for integrity of epithelial tissues that resist invasion by pathogans.

ii. Vitamin A has some role in immune response.

c. Anticancer effect

i. Beta-carotene has antioxidant property -+ by virtue of this action it reduces the incidence of lung, breast, oral, esophageal and bladder cancers.

d. Skeletal - growth

i. Vitamin A supports skeletal growth.

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