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Failure of massive single oral dose of vitamin A to prevent deficiency
  1. Sheila M. Pereira,
  2. Almas Begum


    Preschool children maintained on low and moderate carotene diets were given a single oral dose of 50,000 μg vitamin A palmitate.

    On the low carotene diet, xerosis was observed in 8 weeks' time in the control group of children, and in 10 weeks' time in the children given the load of vitamin A. Statistical differences in serum vitamin A values between the groups were not of significance after 18 weeks.

    Children on a moderate carotene diet did not benefit from the loading dose of vitamin A.

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