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NTRI vitamins and minerals week 3

by: Isabella Chappano

NTRI vitamins and minerals week 3 NTRI 2000-002

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These notes cover vitamins and minerals of week three.
Nutrition and Health
Michael Winand Greene
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Vitamin A Deficiency - leading cause of blindness worldwide - eye cells affected • inability to adjust to dim light, causes night blindness - Xerophthalmia: hardening of the cornea, drying of surface of eye and results in blindness. - Risk— North Americans are low risk • Typical American diet contain preformed Vitamin A • Worldwide 1/3 of children suffer - Attempts to reduce problem: 1. Promote breast feeding Vitamin A megadose 2x a year 2. 3. Fortification of sugar/margarine Getting Enough Carotenoids & Vitamin A - Preformed Vitamin A • Liver, fish oils, fortified milk, butter, yogurt, eggs - Carotenoids Dark green/yellow-orange veggies • • cooking improves bioavailability - RDA expressed in retinol activity equivalents • Takes into account both preformed and carotenoid sources - typical American diets sufficient • Supplementation unnecessary for most people Avoiding too much - excess links to birthday defects and liver toxicity • Preformed vitamin A - carotenoids in large amounts do not cause toxic effects • Hypercarotinemia: skin turns yellow orange particularly hands and soles • disappears when intake decreases Vitamin D fat soluble - not just a vitamin but also hormone - Require skin, liver, and kidneys - Body can make vitamin D when exposed to UVB light - Exposure time depends on skin color, age, time of the day, season, location Functions of Vitamin D - helps regulate blood calcium levels and bone metabolism (works with paratynoid hormone) • Helps regulate calcium and phosphorus absorption from intestine Regulates deposition of calcium in bone • • Regulates calcium excretion from kidney - helps in development and can decrease risk of cancer and skin, colon, prostate, ovary, breasts Deficiency of vitamin D - in children causes rickets Bow legs, and large head, joints, rib cage, deformed pelvis - • adults causing Osteomalacia • Softening of bones • Leads to fracture of hips and other bones Vitamin D toxicity - UL-50 micrograms per day - Too much can cause calcium deposits and soft tissues - Can't develop vitamin D toxicity because of too much sunlight Vitamin D foods - fatty fish, fortified milk, yogurt, some breakfast cereal Vitamin E fat soluble - Family of compounds called Tocopherols - Alpha Tocopherol: main form in body - Gamma Tocopherol: foods - Acts as a fat soluble antioxidant - Resides in cell membrane Vitamin E antioxidant rule - oxidizing agent seeking electrons - Example: double bonds of unsaturated fatty acid and phospholipids - Oxidizing agents can create free radicals - As an antioxidant, vitamin E has electrons it can get up as agents - Result: protects compounds of cell (phospholipids) Deficiency of vitamin E - cause cell membrane to break down - Particularly true in RBC, breaking of RBC is called hemolysis • leads to hemolytic anemia - premature infants particularly at risk - smokers Vitamin E toxicity - UL-1000 micrograms per day - Increased doses can interfere with clotting mechanisms and body, leading to hemorrhage - Thus, people at risk are individually taking anticoagulants, high doses of aspirin, or are deficient in vitamin K Vitamin E and foods - plant oils, ready to eat cereals, dry roasted sunflower seeds and almonds, some fruits and vegetables Vitamin K - vital for blood clotting - K in vitamin K comes from danish spelling of coagulation - Vitamin K activates proteins present in bone, muscle, and kidneys to give calcium binding ability to those organs - Poor vitamin K intake is associated with hip fractures in woman - 10% of K is created by bacteria in GI tract - Babies routinely provided with vitamin K supplement at birth to ensure no blood clotting Vitamin K in foods - liver, green leafy foods and vegetables, kale, turnip greens, dark green lettuce, spinach, Brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli - oils: soybean, canola Vitamin K toxicity - no risk of toxicity, no upper limit set - Megadoses reduce effectiveness of anti-coagulant meds Water soluble vitamins - vitamin C - B vitamins (function as precursors to enzymes) • Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Biotin, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Vitamin B12 Vitamin C What is it? - compound with antiscorbutic activity • Dietary form is ascorbic acid similiar structure to glucose • • essential - Foods: citrus fruit, green peppers, Brussel sprouts, strawberries, tomatoes, fortified drinks - Stability: rapidly lost by processing and cooking food • It is unstable in the presence of heat, iron, copper, and oxygen Vitamin C Functions - Formation of collagen Strengthens structural tissues by increasing cross connections between amino acids - • Formation of other compounds • Synthesis of carnitine; formation of serotonin and norepinephrine - Antioxidant • Can readily accept or donate electrons B Vitamins - occur in many of same foods - lack of one B vitamin may mean others are also low in diet - B Vitamin deficiency symptoms typically occur in brain, nervous system, skin, and GI tact - Several B Vitamins are in whole grains, but are removed during the milling process - To counter these losses, flour in US in enriched with four B vitamin (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate) Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine - needed for the activity of many enzymes CHO, protein, and fat metabolism - •particularly important in amino acid metabolism • aids in transferring Nitrogen group • allowing us to make amino acids (nonessential amino acids) - Necessary for the synthesis of neurotransmitters • allows nerve cells to communicate - Important in the synthesis of hemoglobin - Important in the synthesis of WBC - Necessary for conversion of tryptophan to niacin Vitamin B12 - contains mineral cobalt - must bing to intrinsic factor, made by the stomach, in order to be absorbed - defective B12 absorption is common in older people Vitamin B12 in Food - Animal products: meat, milk, poultry, seafood, eggs, ready to eat cereal Vitamin B12 Functions - required to convert folate into active form - maintain the myelin sheaths that insulates neurons • destruction of myelin causes paralysis, and perhaps death Vitamin B12 Deficiency - pernicious anemia— “leading to death - Symptoms: weakness, sore tongue, apathy, tingling in the extremities. - Infants of vegans are at risk Folate - term folate encompasses a variety of forms of vitamin - Folic acid is the synthetic form Folate functions - single carbon supplier/donor - coenzyme helps 1. Form DNA 2. metabolize various amino acids and their derivatives Folate Deficiency - bone marrow produces immature RBC (megaloblasts • megaloblastic anemia - Symptoms • inflamed tongue • mental confusion • depression • problem with nerves - 10% of population has genetic defects in metabolism of folate • as a result they need up to 2x the RDA to compensate - this defect, along with maternal folate deficiency has been linked to neural tube defects in the fetus Neural Tube Defects - affects about 2000 infants a year in the US - Spini bifia to anencephaly - Neural tube closes within first 28 days of pregnancy • a time when many women are not even aware they are pregnant - it is crucial for all women of child bearing age to have an adequate intake of folate Folate in Food - RDA 400 micrograms per day - pregnant RDA 600 micrograms per day - name folate comes from foliage - green leafy veggies, organic meats, sprouts, other veggies, dried beans, and orange juice - susceptible to destruction by heat Thiamin (B1) - helps release energy from CHO and amino acids - Beriber “I cant, I cant” - related to nervous system Thiamin in foods - no Upper limit - pork products, whole grains, ready to eat cereals, and enriched grains Riboflavin (B2) and Niacin (B3) - both did in energy in metabolism - coenzyme - Riboflavin: flavin adenine dinucleotide - Niacin: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide Pantothenic acid - energy in metabolism - coenzymes—coenzyme A - deficiency among healthy people who eat varied diet (pan=“all”) Water - Life cannot exist without water - Water is the solvent for the chemicals in body, allowing chemical reactions to take place - Makes up 50 to 70% of body's weight - Cannot survive long without water Fluid compartments - intracellular: water inside - Extracellular: water outside of cell - Water can move, diffuse, between compartments Control - ions control movement of water between the intracellular and extracellular compartment - Ions are minerals with an electrical charge also called electrolytes - Movement of water across a semipermeable membrane is called Osmosis Functions - solvent for chemicals and body, alas chemical reactions to take place - Contributes to body temperature regulation, sweat - Helps remove waste products • Waste dissolves in water - cushions and lubricates • Knees, joints, saliva, bile The water balancing act - water is not stored - Precisely regulated by nervous, endocrine, digestive, and urinary system If we don't get enough water? - 1 to 2% loss—thirst mechanism occurs how does water converse water? - Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) • Released by pituitary • Communicates with kidney to conserve water • Aldersterone • Released form adrenal gland when blood volume decreases Communicates with kidney to conserve water • • Causes salt to be taken up What if thirst is ignored? - 4% loss: muscles his strength and endurance - 10 to 12% loss: heat tolerance is decreased - 20% loss: coma and perhaps that Can thirst be ignored? - yes - Athletes – weigh before and after - Sick children - older people - Infants Can you consume too much water? - too much in a short period time leads to water intoxication or poisoning - Dilute sodium levels: hyponatremia levels of sodium - Symptoms: nausea, mental confusion, vomiting, headache, muscle weakness, convulsions Minerals - major minerals > 100 milligrams per day - Trace minerals < 100 milligrams per day Bioavailability of minerals - bioavailability : how much we take in Depends on how much is in the food and our ability to absorb it • - so, amount in food doesn't generally reflect the bio availability - Minerals from plants Depends on the soil is grown in • • May be bound by dietary fibers and other molecules - minerals from animal sources • Are not as dependent on soil condition • Absorbed better than plant sources • fewer binders and dietary fibers - mineral binders Oxalates (spinach): binds calcium • • Phytate's (grains): binds calcium, iron, zinc and others • Mineral – mineral interactions • Calcium – iron; zinc – copper • Vitamin – mineral interaction • Vitamin C improves iron absorption • Vitamin D improves calcium absorption Mineral Toxicity - minerals can be toxic and high levels, especially trace minerals - not a problem when food is the source, but can be from mineral supplements


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