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Night blindness as criterion of vitamin A deficiency. Review of literature with preliminary observations of degree and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among adults in both health and disease



Night blindness as criterion of vitamin A deficiency. Review of literature with preliminary observations of degree and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among adults in both health and disease



Ann. Int. Med, 10: 1304-1335



The article is chiefly a review. The results of studying 274 adults with a BirchHirschfeld visual photometer, and data collected from the literature showed thatmild to moderate degrees of vitamin A deficiency are common among many supposedly healthy adults. Financial reasons, peculiarities in choice of foods, ignorance of a proper diet and a desire to reduce weight were among the factors leading to deficiency.

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