Lectures 10, 11: Vitamins
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Foundations of Nutrition Science, Fall 2012
D. McKay, PhD, FACN
LECTURES #10, 11: VITAMINS
- Summarize the general differences between macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)
- List the fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, and describe how solubility affects the absorption, transport, storage, and excretion of each type.
- List the B vitamins, and identify the major functions of each vitamin in the body. (For each of these objectives, exclude panthothenic acid and biotin)
- List the major food sources of each of the B vitamins.
- Identify the major deficiency disease associated with each B vitamin
- List the major uses of vitamin C in the body
- Identify the signs and symptoms of vitamin C deficiency and toxicity
- List the major food sources of vitamin C
- Identify the roles of vitamin A in the body, and describe the effects of vitamin A deficiency and toxicity.
- List the major food sources of vitamin A (preformed) and beta-carotene.
- Describe the uses of vitamin D in the body, and the effects of deficiency and toxicity of this vitamin.
- Identify the major food and non-food sources of vitamin D.
- Identify the role of vitamin E in the body and the effects of vitamin E deficiency and toxicity.
- List the major food sources of vitamin E.
- Identify the major role of vitamin K in the body, and the effects of vitamin K deficiency and toxicity. List food and non-food sources of vitamin K.
- List food and non-food sources of vitamin K.
- Define the term antioxidant, and name the vitamins that act as antioxidants in the body.
- Whitney & Rolfes, Chapters 10, 11; Highlights 10, 11
- Factors That Destroy Vitamins (handout)
- Food Processing and Nutrient Density (short reading)
- MyPyramid Sources of Vitamins (ppt handout)
- Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center