Fat Soluble Vitamins- Exam Review Questions

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FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS; EXAM REVIEW QUESTIONS 1. How do the vitamins differ from the energy-yielding nutrients? 2. What characteristics do the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) have in common? How do they differ from the water-soluble vitamins? 3. For each of the fat-soluble vitamins be able to identify major function(s) in the body characteristic deficiency symptoms effects of toxicity (if known) major food sources 4. What is meant by vitamin precursors?
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Unformatted text preview: Name the primary precursor of vitamin A and identify the types of foods in which it is found. What is the precursor to vitamin D? 5. How is vitamin D unique among the vitamins? Describe the process involved in the synthesis and activation of vitamin D. 6. How do antioxidants function? Which vitamins have antioxidant activity? What are the potential benefits of supplementation with these nutrients? What are the risks?...
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