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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Cherese | 2008/05/26

Q.

Vitamins

What is the importance of iron and vitamin A in a young child's body ??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Iron is needed by the red blood cells to form haemoglobin which is important in transporting oxygen to the cells. Vitamin A is important for the immune system and also for the eyes especially with regard to night vision.

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