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Exam #2 NTR108

Minerals Involved in Energy Metabolism

Chronium -Trace mineral -Enhances ability of insulin to transport glucose from the blood into the cells
Is Chronium deficiency common in the US? No
What are the 4 dietary sources for Chronium? 1) Whole grains 2) Mushrooms 3) Nuts 4) Cereals
What is Cr-Picollinate? A common supplement for Chronium
Iodine -Trace Mineral -Synthesis of thyroid hormones -Regulates body temp & metabolic
What are 4 signs of Iodine deficiency? 1) Goiter (classic) 2) Weakness 3) Weight gain 4) Mental retardation
Who is at risk for Iodine deficiency? -Those who lack in intake of Iodized salt -People who live in areas with low iodine content (not rly an issue in the US)
Iodine deficiancy during pregancy -Risk of mental impairment in infant (cretinism) -Major cause of preventable mental retardation
Cretinism Risk of mental impairment
Created by: jessberis