Your best friend eats plenty of meats and dairy products but avoids eating fruits and vegetables. She bruises easily, her sores take a long time to heal, and her gums bleed when she brushes her teeth. Based on this information, which of the following vitamins is most likely to be deficient in her diet?
a) Pantothenic acid
b) Vitamin B-6
c) Vitamin B-12
d) Vitamin C
Vitamins are the organic molecules that are required in minimal amounts in the diet to meet the optimal bodily functions. Vitamins are of different types; water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The correct answer is d) Vitamin C
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin, which acts as a strong reducing agent. It has a role in...
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