Vitamin A Equivalence of the Provitamin A in Biofortified Bananas
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
General good health as determined by interview, blood biochemistry profile, and complete blood count
Antecubital veins amenable to blood collection
Adverse reactions to blood sample collection
History of anemia or excessive bleeding
Cigarette smoking, frequent alcohol consumption
Use of vitamin/mineral supplements
Abnormal thyroid status
Chronic disease, lipid malabsorption or gastrointestinal disorders
Hyper- or hypolipidemia
Body mass index (BMI) > 28
History of eating disorder or restrained eating
Current or planned pregnancy; menstrual cycle irregularities or abnormalities
Use of hormonal contraceptives (affects chylomicron clearance); use of medications that may affect lipid absorption or transport