vitamin A (retinoic acid)

definition of vitamin A (retinoic acid): A fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal vision. It belongs to a family of associated molecules called retinoids. Different forms of vitamin A can be found in many different types of food such as liver, sweet potato, and carrots.

Food Faddism Causing Vision Loss in an Autistic Child

Vitamin A therapy may help children with autism who are also vitamin A deficient.

Uyanik O, Dogangun B, Kayaalp L, Korkmaz B, Dervent A.  2006.  Food Faddism Causing Vision Loss in an Autistic Child. Child: Care, Health and Development. 32(5):601-602.

Is Autism a G-alpha Protein Defect Reversible with Natural Vitamin A?

Vitamin A therapy may be helpful for some people with autism.

Megson MN.  2000.  Is Autism a G-alpha Protein Defect Reversible with Natural Vitamin A? Medical Hypotheses. 54(6):979-983.
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