Questions to Ponder Exam 2

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Questions to Ponder Exam 2, Spring 2012 Vitamin and Minerals 1. What is a vitamin? What is a mineral? 2. What vitamins can the human body synthesize? 3. Compare and contrast fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. 4. What are the steps in the development of a nutrient deficiency? At each step, how would one determine that the nutrient deficiency is occurring? 5. Which groups are particularly at risk for nutrient deficiencies? 6. Why is it better to get nutrients from food rather than supplements? Are there any exceptions to this? 7. What is bioavailability? What are some factors that impact the bioavailability of vitamins and minerals? Does food processing/cooking impact the bioavailability of nutrients? 8. What are the sources and functions of all of the vitamins and minerals that were discussed? Hint: Use your homework assignment to study for this part. 9. Why is Vitamin A important for proper vision (there are two ways)? 10.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course NFSC 100 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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