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Fat Soluble Vitamins
Can be dissolved in fat. Can be stored by the body. Include Vitamins A, D, E and K.
Water Soluble Vitamins
Can be dissolved in water. Cannot be stored by the body. Include Vitamins B and C.
A type of Vitamin A that is found in plant foods.
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin A where the person has a difficulty adapting to dim light
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin A where the person growth rate is slowed or below the normal growth rate
Fish Liver Oils
Oils which are produced from the livers of oily fish e.g Cod Liver Oil and are known to be a very good source of Vitamins A and D
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin D in children resulting in poorly formed bones and often bow legs
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin D and calcium in the diet resulting in 'brittle bones' which can break easily
A deficiency disease associated with a lack of red blood cells in the body. This may be due to a lack of vitamin c in the diet which helps the absorption of iron. Iron is responsible for the production of red blood cells in the body.
Nutrients that protect cells from damage e.g Vitamin A,C and E. These can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancers.
The process by which the body stops bleeding. This is associated with vitamin K.
A group a vegetables which are high in protein and vitamin B. They include peas, beans and lentils.
This is the process by which the body releases the energy stored in the food which has been consumed
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin B which affects the nervous system
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin B which affects the skin and the tongue
Deficiency disease associated with a lack of vitamin C. It is usually a direct result of having no fresh fruit or vegetables in the diet. It results in swollen gums and tongue and loss of teeth
Group of fruits which are a good source of Vitamin C. They include Oranges, Grapefruits, Lemons and Limes
A condition associated with excess intake of Vitamin A and D in the diet. It is usually as a result of taking to many vitamin supplements which can build up to toxic levels making a person seriously ill.
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