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Vitamin

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Updated January 29, 2014

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  • Definition: A substance required in a small amount that's essential for normal growth and activity of the body. Vitamins are obtained through the foods you eat, but you can also take them as dietary supplements. They're also called micronutrients, along with minerals.

    Vitamins are classified as fat-soluble or water-soluble.

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