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Fat Soluble Vitamins - A, D, E, K

Vitamin A - discovered in 1913

What it does:

  • helps eyesight
  • keeps skin healthy
  • helps with growth of body organs (like bones)

Foods that have vitamin A:

  • liver, fish, milk, butter, eggs, carrots

Deficiency problems:

  • night blindness, poor growth, dry skin
vitamin a

Vitamin D - made in the skin by the sun

What it does:

  • helps bones grow strong

Foods that have vitamin D:

  • egg yolks, liver, butter, milk

Deficiency problems:

  • rickets (deformed bones), weak bones
vitamin d

Vitamin E - called the antiaging vitamin

What it does:

  • protects lungs against pollution damage
  • helps keep heart healthy
  • may help protect against cancer

Foods that have vitamin E:

  • sweet potatoes, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, spinach, nuts

Deficiency problems:

  • nerve destruction, red blood cell destruction
vitamin e

Vitamin K - made by bacteria in our intestines

What it does:

  • helps make blood clot
  • helps keep bones healthy

Foods that have vitamin K:

  • liver, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, milk, meat, eggs

Deficiency problems:

  • hemorrhage
vitamin k

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  • Article: Fat Soluble Vitamins
  • Author(s): Corinne Corte
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: October 8, 2009
  • Date accessed: April 6, 2020
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/content/fat-soluble-vitamins

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Corinne Corte. (2009, October 08). Fat Soluble Vitamins. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 6, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/content/fat-soluble-vitamins

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Corinne Corte. "Fat Soluble Vitamins". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 08 October, 2009. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/content/fat-soluble-vitamins

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Corinne Corte. "Fat Soluble Vitamins". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 08 Oct 2009. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 6 Apr 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/fr/content/fat-soluble-vitamins

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