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Chapter 8

itamins C h a pter Lea rn i n g O u tcomes After reading Chapter 8, you should be able to 1. Classify vitamins according to whether they are fat soluble or water soluble. 2. List major functions and food sources for each vitamin. 3. Describe deficiency and/or toxicity signs and symptoms for certain vitamins, including A, D, thiamin, B-6, niacin, and C. 4. Discuss ways to conserve the vitamin content of foods. 5. Evaluate the use of vitamin supplements with respect to their potential health benefits and hazards. 6. Identify lifestyle practices associated with increased risk of certain cancers.


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