Flashcards in Vitamins Deck (22)
Vitamin A is fat/water soluble
Vitamin A is required for...
epithelial proliferation, keratinisation and development
Vitamin K is fat/water soluble
vitamin K is required for...
blood coagulation factors
Source of vitamin A
milk, liver, eggs, oily fish, green leafy veg
souce of vitamin K
green leafy veg, liver, legumes and vegetable oils
Vit B2 is also known as
Lack of vitamin B2 can cause...
angular stomatitis, dry, red tongue
source of vitamin B2
milk, liver, eggs, green leafy veg
Vitamin B3 is also known as
source of vitamin B3
meat, fish, nuts, coffee
4D's of vitamin B3 deficiency
Pellagra --> dermatitis, delirium, diarrhoea, death
Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause...
dermatitis of the face, scalp, neck, shoulders, buttocks and perineum
Where is Pellagra common...
in areas with a high grain, low meat diet --> Indo-China diet
Folate deficiency causes...
anaemia, angular stomatitis, glossitis, hair depigmentation, skin and mucous membrane pigmentation
Vitamin B12 is found...
only in products of animal origin - meat, milk, fish and eggs
Vitamin B12 deficiency causes....
anaemia, angular stomatitis, glossitis, hair depigmentation, skin and mucous membrane pigmentation and neurological symptoms
Vitamin C is an essential co-factor in....
sources of vitamin C
citrus fruit, strawberries, blackcurrants, tomatoes and potatoes
vitamin C deficiency causes...
hyperkeratosis around the hair folicles, inflammed gums, poor wound healing, fatigue, malaise, muscle and bone pain
Sources of zinc
meat, fish, milk, egs, cereals, nuts and pulses