Awareness of Vitamin A Deficiency among Middle Aged Men-ResearchDeepti Anna John* and Brundha MP
Department of General Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Deepti Anna John
Department of General Pathology
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 07, 2016; Accepted date: August 29, 2016; Published date: September 02, 2016
Citation: John DA, Brundha MP (2016) Awareness of Vitamin A Deficiency among Middle Aged Men-Research. Vitam Miner 5: 144. doi: 10.4172/2376-1318.1000144
Copyright: © 2016 John DA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim: To create awareness about Vitamin A deficiency among middle aged men.
Objective: The objective of this study is to find the etiology, diet, symptoms and factors affecting Vitamin A deficiency among middle aged men.
Background: Vitamin A is an unsaturated organic compound. It is present as retinoids in animals and betacarotene in plants. This vitamin is responsible for maintaining good vision, immunity and helps in development but the deficiency of vitamin A is the key cause of night blindness and other vision disorders. Vitamin A deficiency is due to the lack of information among the people about nutritional eating, since diet is the major cause of this deficiency. Along with diet, many infections are present in developing countries which drain the vitamin A reserve leading to a deficit making the individual more susceptible to infections. So awareness is the key to prevention. Vitamin A deficiency is common in developing countries, and is said to cause blindness to cause in over 500,000 children year.
Reason: To create awareness among men so that they could influence their families to become healthier and prevent the newer generations to become affected by this disease.