Georgia Rackham

1. Vitamin A

  • does not help keep the skin and the lining of the lungs, intestine, and urinary tract healthy and protects against infections
  • helps keep the skin and the lining of the lungs, intestine, and urinary tract healthy and protects against infections
  • helps keep the nails healthy
  • is not important in adults
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2. People with a vitamin A deficiency are

  • given high doses of vitamin A for several months, followed by lower doses until vision and skin improve
  • given high doses of vitamin A for years, followed by lower doses until vision and skin improve
  • given high doses of vitamin A for several days, followed by lower doses until vision and skin improve
  • given high doses of vitamin A for 3 weeks, and them small doses indefinitely

3. Vitamin D Excess can cause

  • A general unwellness, meaning a low mood
  • a loss in appetite, feel nauseated, vomit, excessive thirst, need to urinate frequently, and feel weak and nervous
  • Bleeding from the mouth, eyes and ears
  • Diarrhea and weight loss

4. Which statement is correct

  • Taking very high doses of vitamin A or isotretinoin (a drug derived from vitamin A) can cause laughter.
  • Taking very high doses of vitamin A or isotretinoin (a drug derived from vitamin A) during the winter can cause a fever.
  • Taking very high doses of vitamin A or isotretinoin (a drug derived from vitamin A) during pregnancy can cause birth defects.
  • Taking very high doses of vitamin A or isotretinoin (a drug derived from vitamin A) can cause a spike in mood swings.

5. Vitamin A

  • is important for infants, more than adults, during development
  • is important for elderly people, as they have bad eyesight
  • is necessary for the function of light-sensitive nerve cells (photoreceptors) in the eye’s retina
  • is necessary for the function of bacteria in the stomach and gut

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