Discussion A: Read Special Feature 10.1 on page 291 of your text book. Discuss s
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Discussion A: Read Special Feature 10.1 on page 291 of your text book. Discuss several of the following questions: Why is there a debate among nutritionists and pediatricians regarding the RDA for vitamin D? What is the best way to assess vitamin D status? Why? What factors influence how much vitamin D is made in the skin? What groups appear to be vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency? Why? What should be done about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency? Support your answer using your text and other sources. What are your thoughts on the evolutionary aspects of vitamin D status? Did evolutionary processes fail? Why or why not? Do you take a vitamin D supplement, provide a supplement to your children, or recommend a vitamin D supplement to friends or family? Why or why not? Cite sources, using APA format.Are Americans Suffering from Vitamin D Deficiency?
Discussion B:Read Special Feature 11.2 on page 336 of your text book. Also, refer to the folate and B-12 sections. Examine journal articles and other reliable sources to aid in the discussion. Discuss several of the following questions: What are the biochemical interrelationships between folate, B-12, and homocysteine? (Talk about the reactions – the pathway.) From this reading, as well as other sources, what is the relationship between homocysteine and mental disorders or dementia. What about mental disorders/dementia and folate? What is the relationship between mental disorders/dementia and vitamin B-12? Do you believe, from the evidence presented in this reading and elsewhere, that supplementation with folate and/or B-12 can prevent or delay cognitive or mental health decline? If your healthy 60-year-old grandmother told you she had read something about B-12 and folate preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and she asked if she should be taking supplements, what would you recommend? Support your answer. Cite sources, using APA format.The Role of B12, Folate, and Homocysteine in Mental Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease Discussion C: Read Clinical Insight: Should Magnesium Supplementation be Encouraged? on page 368 of your text book. Also refer to information on calcium, potassium, sodium, and other pertinent nutrients in your text book. Examine journal articles and other reliable sources to aid in the discussion. Discuss several of the following questions: What are the health effects of low dietary magnesium intake and low serum magnesium levels? How does dietary intake of magnesium today compare to intake prior to World War II? What are the main reasons for low intake? What is the relationship between calcium and magnesium? Why should calcium intake be considered in the decision to recommend magnesium supplements? What about a vitamin D, potassium, and magnesium combination? Why can’t serum magnesium levels be used to determine true magnesium status? What are signs/symptoms of low serum magnesium? Do you believe magnesium supplements should be recommended to the general public? Why or why not? Cite sources, using APA format.Should Magnesium Supplementation be Encouraged?
Discussion D: Read Special Feature 13.2 on page 400 of your text book. Also, refer to the copper section in the text book. Examine some journal articles and other reliable sources to aid in the discussion. Discuss several of the following questions: How and when was the AI for copper established? Why is it difficult to tell if people are getting enough copper in their diets? What is some of the evidence gleaned from animal studies that supports a connection between copper deficiency and heart disease? What is the evidence for excess copper contributing to heart disease in humans? Cite sources, using APA format. Can a Lack of Dietary Copper Lead to Heart Disease?
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