Talk:Hypervitaminosis A

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Article categorization[edit]

This article was initially categorized based on scheme outlined at WP:DERM:CAT. kilbad (talk) 23:19, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


The article states that "Toxicity has been shown to be mitigated through vitamin E, Cholesterol, Zinc, Taurine and Calcium." This seems questionable, especially since it includes taurine, so I added a citation needed tag. Does anyone have a source for this? Ψαμαθος 08:25, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Small amounts of liver?[edit]

According to the source cited, 3.5 ounces (99 g) of walrus liver contains 81200 IU of vitamin A, 1624% the USRDA. Wouldn't it be non-toxic (and in fact a good way to get vitamin A for people like Arctic explorers who may have difficulty finding beta-carotene-rich veggies) to eat only 0.2 ounces (5.7 g) of walrus liver, yielding only 5800 IU (93% USRDA) of vitamin A? Obviously that's not enough for a meal, but as a little supplement to a meal. +Angr 12:36, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

sign/symptom: liver disease ... citation overkill[edit]

Not sure why "liver disease" under "signs and symptoms" would need 9 citations. Should seriously be reduced to just one or two quality references. Better time would be spent citing all the other symptoms that have zero citations. Kap 7 (talk) 22:47, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Also, "Premature epiphyseal closure" with 5 citations is overkill as well Kap 7 (talk) 22:49, 4 September 2017 (UTC)