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Nutrition Test 1 Chapter 1
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What is nutrition?
The discipline that encompasses everything about food
Which four chronic diseases is nutrition strongly associated with?
Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke and diabetes
Three diseases CAUSED by nutritional deficiencies are:
pellagra, scurvy and iron deficiency anemia
Which disease was attributed to a nutrient deficiency in 1914 by Dr. Joseph Goldberger?
Organic chemicals found in food that are critical to human growth
How many nutrients are there?
The macronutrients are:
Carbohydrates and fats
What is what major difference between vitamins and minerals?
Minerals are easily destroyed by heat and light
The RDA's are
dietary standards defining recommended intake values of various nutrients for all people
What is one difference between the RDA's and DRI's?
The DRI's have a health promotion focus rather than a deficiency prevention one
Which of the following values is based on observations or experiments involving health people and is assumed to be adequate?
What is the EER?
It is the energy intake predicted to maintain a health weight
The AMDR's are used to
define a range of intake for a particular macronutrient that is associated with reduced risk of chromic disease
In research a standardized method of looking at evidence is called
The scientific method
The first step in the scientific method is
Which of the following is not a question you would ask yourself when evaluating media reports
When was the research done
Which of the following abbreviations/terms is used to describe someone having completely a registration exam for dietetics
RD or registered dietitian
If you were basically healthy and wishing to lose weight which would be the most qualified to give you that type of advice?
Which two orgs are considered to be reputable government sources of info about nutrition?
the NIH and the CDC
The larges org of food and nutrition professionals in the US is the
American society for nutrition
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