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Name four minerals needed by the body
List four sources of calcium
What is the function of calcium?
To build strong bones and teeth
What are the main diseases that a person can get if you do not have enough calcium in their diet?
2. Osteomalacia (adult rickets)
3. Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
4. Tooth decay
List two sources of iron
1. Red meat
2. Green vegetables
What is the function of iron?
To make haemoglobin in our blood
This carries oxygen to every part of the body
What disease can a person get if they do not have enough iron in their diet?
Anaemia - The symptoms are tiredness, paleness, weakness and dizziness
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