Lecture 25 - Kin 110 Lecture #25 Friday April 9th, 2010...

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Kin 110 –Lecture #25 Friday April 9 th , 2010 Vitamins and minerals are “micronutrients” Unlike CHO, protein and fat (and water_ needed in very small quantities Milligrams or micrograms rather than many grams (paperclip=1 gram) Minerals are elements (you can find them in the periodic table) like sodium, potassium, calcium, and iron… Vitamins are more complex molecules, they are subdivided into 2 types: o Water soluble o Fat soluble Fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E, K Generally stored in the body for weeks/months usually in the liver Water-soluble vitamins include B-vitamins and vitamin C The water-soluble vitamins not generally stored and must be eaten frequently. Although vitamin C is water-soluble there are several grams are stored in the liver Can be stored for 2-3 months with not C in the diet before symptoms of Vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) B-vitamins: Thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine B6, biotin, pantothenic acid
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course KIN 110 taught by Professor Lass during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Lecture 25 - Kin 110 Lecture #25 Friday April 9th, 2010...

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