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Human nutrition: Quiz


Question 1: Dietary fiber is a ________ (or a polysaccharide) that is incompletely absorbed in humans and in some animals.

Question 2: [1] Varying with available food sources in regions of habitation, and also varying with cultural and religious norms, human groups have adopted a range of diets, from purely vegetarian to primarily ________.

Question 3: The state of ________ clearly contributes to insulin resistance, which in turn can cause type 2 diabetes.
Childhood obesityAbdominal obesityObesityObesity hypoventilation syndrome

Question 4: A second group of rats to which he also fed fed an amount of milk containing ________.
CyanocobalaminFolic acidCholineVitamin

Question 5: Another example is the development of ________ among infants in the late 1800s in the United States.
ScurvyIron deficiency (medicine)ObesityVitamin

Question 6: Excess water intake, without replenishment of sodium and potassium salts, leads to ________, which can further lead to water intoxication at more dangerous levels.
DehydrationHypokalemiaDiabetic ketoacidosisHyponatremia

Question 7: In the 1930s, William Cumming Rose identified ________, necessary protein components which the body cannot synthesize.
LysineEssential amino acidMethionineGlutamic acid

Question 8: In 1940, ________ took place according to nutritional principles drawn up by Elsie Widdowson and others.
Rationing in the United KingdomFoodMilkButter

Question 9: The first recorded nutritional experiment is found in the Bible's ________.
Book of DanielBook of RevelationBook of Esther2 Esdras

Question 10: One of the principal classes of phytochemicals are polyphenol antioxidants, chemicals which are known to provide certain health benefits to the ________ and immune system.
Fetal circulationHeartCirculatory systemMyocardial infarction


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