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How does retinol help immune function?

Retinol and vitamin A are helpful to immune systems in cases of malnutrition.

Malnutrition and a vitamin A deficiency lower your immune defenses and allow diseases, such as malaria, to grow and fester. By increasing your vitamin A and retinol, you improve your immune defenses by increasing cellular growth.

However, for otherwise healthy people, a regular supply of vitamin A will only help to maintain your immune system.

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