Vitamins & Minerals

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Author:
carlipatterson
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132499
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Vitamins & Minerals
Updated:
2012-02-02 19:07:03
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Biomed 1110
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Vitamins and Minerals and their human deficiency signs
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  1. Vitamin A (Retinol)
    Fat-Soluble

    Poor teeth and gums, night blindness
  2. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
    Water-Soluble

    Scurvy (bleeding gums, loose teeth, swollen joints, slow wound healing, weight loss)
  3. Vitamin D
    Fat-Soluble

    Rickets (low blood calcium, soft bones, ditorted skeleton)
  4. Vitamin K
    Fat-Soluble

    Slow blood clotting
  5. Flourine
    Function: Structure of teeth and bones. Effect on cells which build or break down bone, inhibits microorgansims which degrade teeth

    Human Deficiency Signs: Increaded incidence of dental caries, osteoporosis
  6. Chromium
    Function: Efficient use of insulin

    Human Deficiency Signs: Relative insulin resistance, imparied glucose torerance, elevated serum lipids
  7. Iron
    Function: Oxygen and electron transport, heme group of hemoglobin

    Human Deficiency Signs: Anemia
  8. Iodine
    Function: Constituent of thyroid hormones

    Human Deficiency Signs: Goiter, depression of thryoid function, (if congenital) cretinism

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