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How do fat soluble vitamins differ from water soluble ones?
Require bile for digestion and absorption
Travel through lymphatic system
Many require transport proteins in bloodstream
Excesses are stored
Liver and adipose tissue
Risk of toxicity is greater
What was the first fat soluble vitamin recognized?
vitamin A
What is the precursor to vitamin A
beta carotene
What are the three forms of vitamin A?
retinol , retinal and retinoic acid
Digestion and absorption of vitamin A is done by?
protein partcipiation?
Where is vitamin A stored?
the liver
What is vitamin A's transport protein?
Retinol-binding protein (RBP)
Retinal roles?
Active in vision