Fat-soluble vitamins

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  • Fat-soluble Vitamins
    • Vitamin A
      • growth + development
      • healthy skin
      • protecting body
      • an antitoxidant
      • keeping skin + membranes healthy
      • helping vision in dim light
      • retinol sources
        • animal sources
        • eggs
        • oily fish
        • milk
      • Beta-carotene sources
        • vegetable sources
        • leafy veg
        • yellow fruit
      • excess
        • retinol can be poisonous if eaten in large amounts
        • may harm pregnancies
      • deficiency
        • night blindness
    • Vitamin E
      • deficiency
        • rickets in young children (softened bones)
      • sources
        • sunlight
        • milk
        • oily fish
      • excess
        • (stored and unlikely to cause problems)
      • preventing bone diseases
      • absorbing calcium (developing bones + teeth)
      • healing bones
    • Vitamin K
      • deficiency
        • blood takes longer to clot
        • easy bruising and bleeding
      • sources
        • green leafy veg
        • cereals
        • vegetable oil
      • excess
        • (not enough evidence)
      • making blood clot
      • maintaining bone health
    • Vitamin D
      • deficiency
        • (unlikely to cause problems)
      • sources
        • vegetable oils
        • soya
        • cereals
        • egg yolk
      • excess
        • loss of appetite
      • protecting the body
      • an antitoxidant
      • forms red blood cells
    • Stored in the liver
    • Stored for months, even years

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