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Fat Soluble Vitamins

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Fat Soluble Vitamins 1. Vitamin A – retinol supplied by animal sources (milk, eggs, liver); beta-carotene is a pre- cursor supplied by dark green and deep orange fruits and vegetables; needed for health of the cornea and skin, night vision, mucous membranes; Retinol can be toxic. 2. Vitamin D – not essential, can synthesize with sunlight; also get from fortified milk, butter, eggs, liver; deficiency manifests in bones (rickets, osteomalacia); most toxic – kidney stones
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3. Vitamin E – antioxidant that
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Unformatted text preview: protects lipids; found in vegetable oils, wheat germ, nuts, seeds, vegetables; deficiency causes erythrocyte hemolysis, anemia, weakness; toxic levels can interfere with blood clotting. 4. Vitamin K – can be synthesized by intestinal bacteria; found in green leafy and cabbage-type vegetables, liver; needed for blood clotting and bone proteins; deficiency is rare – hemorrhaging; toxicity may cause jaundice, red blood cell breakdown, interference with anticoagulant medications....
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