Vitamin A Body Pool Size
Vitamin A deficiency is a serious public health problem in most developing countries. Accurate assessment of vitamin A status is necessary to develop and evaluate intervention programmes. The IAEA provides technical support to its Member States to use stable isotope dilution techniques to develop and evaluate programmes aimed at reducing vitamin A deficiency in populations. The stable isotope dilution technique, in contrast to other methods, has the potential to provide a quantitative estimate of vitamin A concentration across the continuum of status, from deficient to excess vitamin A body stores. Please visit the related links for more information on the theoretical background as well as the practical application of the technique of measuring the body vitamin A pool size.