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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin made up of closely related unsaturated hydrocarbons, including retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids. Vitamin A and its derivates, either natural or synthetic, are collectively and generally referred to as retinoids. This vitamin carries the distinction of having being used therapeutically approximately 3000 years ago, in ancient Egypt to treat endemic night blindness, a condition wherein a person finds it difficult to see in…

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Vitamin 'cure' for emphysema

A vitamin found in eggs and milk could<b> help cure</b> the potentially fatal lung disease emphysema, new research has revealed. A derivative of vitamin A, retinoic acid, can reverse lung damage

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Previously unknown effect of vitamin A on embryonic development identified.

The signal molecule, retinoic acid, is a product of vitamin A which helps to instruct how different types of tissue are to be formed in the growing embryo. For the first time, researchers from the Lund University have studied the effects of retinoic acid in relation to how blood cells develop from human stem cells. In the laboratory model, the stem cells are exposed to specific signal molecules, thereby developing into blood-producing cells.

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The 11 Biggest Retinoid Myths

Yes and no. Prescription formulas contain retinoic acid, the magic ingredient that fights visible aging; nonprescription alternatives need to be converted into retinoic acid by the skin at the cellular level. "In off-the-shelf formulas, the ingredient called retinol is the only derivative of vitamin A worth using," says Dana Sachs, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical School. "There's a lot of literature showing that while retinol is more gentle than…