Biochemical indicators of vitamin A deficiency: Serum retinol and serum retinol binding protein

S. de Pee, O. Dary

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Abstract

Two biochemical indicators are currently recommended for determining whether vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a public health problem: serum retinol and serum retinol-binding protein (RBP). After consideration of 40 data sets and the original rationale for previously proposed cut-offs, a cut-off for serum retinol concentration was proposed at
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2895S-2901S
JournalThe Journal of Nutrition
Volume132
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

Keywords

  • calorie malnutrition
  • a status
  • prealbumin concentrations
  • surrogate measure
  • children

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