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TITLE Towards an adequate intake of vitamin A   200826.pdf (245.7 KB)
Title in the original language Naar een adequate inname van vitamine A   (missing)
Document ID LIB616
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 16/12/2008
Document reference 978-90-5549-738-6
Original language of the document Dutch
Full text available in EN (245.7 KB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Mitra Javanmardi
Health Council of the Netherlands
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  • Health


Short description  It appears that both excessively low and excessively high intake of vitamin A intake occurs in the Dutch population. Further research is necessary to ascertain whether this presents a real probem. A varied diet provides enough vitamin A. This does not hold for women who are pregant. They should still be advised not to use liver, liver products or supplements containing vitamin A to reduce risk of a child with a congenital anomaly. Smokers and asbestos workers should be advised not to use supplements containing 20 mg of beta-carotene or more per day in order to prevent a further increase in their already increased risk of lung cancer.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Background to this advisory report
Regulations and research undergo rapid development
European legislation, regulations and research in the field of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, known as micronutrients, undergo rapid development. That is why the Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport has asked the Health Council of the Netherlands for advice in connection with a review of policy in thi ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  De achtergrond van dit advies
Regelgeving en onderzoek zijn volop in ontwikkeling
Europese wet- en regelgeving en onderzoek op het gebied van vitamines, mineralen en spoorelementen, de zogenaamde microvoedingsstoffen, zijn volop in beweging. Daarom heeft de minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport de Gezondheidsraad om advies gevraagd bij de heroverweging van het beleid op dit gebied.
He ...

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