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The process by which the body takes in and uses food and other sources of nutrients for growth and tissue repair is:
a) absoption
b) catabolism
c) nutrition
d) hemostasis

The seven basic food components that provide nutrients to the human body are proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water, and:
a) acids
b) fiber
c) dairy
d) soy

Dietary minerals needed by the body in high quantities are known as:
a) microminerals
b) electrolytes
c) macrominerals
d) macronutrients

Vitamins are organic substances needed in very small amounts that are soluble either in water or in:
a) saliva
b) fat
c) blood
d) liver

Herbal supplements are considered by the FDA to be which of the following?
a) Drug products
b) Traditional medical therapies
c) Synthetic drugs
d) Food products

A direct deficiency of folate causes:
a) pernicious anemia
b) beri-beri
c) aplastic anemia
d) megaloblastic anemia

Unlike water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins are stored:
a) in clear containers
b) in the body
c) in plant products only
d) in the bone marrow only

Vitamin K plays an important role in:
a) combating depression
b) the retina of the eye
c) rheumatitis
d) blood clotting

The major minerals include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, chlorine, and:
a) carotene
b) amino acid
c) sodium
d) sulfur

The major condition caused by iron deficiency is:
a) stroke
b) anemia
c) hemophilia
d) thrombosis

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