What Is Thiamine? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms


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Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin. This means the body:

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1. All of the following are functions of thiamine except:

2. The typical diet in the U.S. and Canada:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thiamine is a type of B vitamin and this quiz/worksheet combo can help you learn this vitamin's important and unique characteristics. The questions will test you about the physiology of thiamine metabolism and consequences of abnormal thiamine levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Sources and storage of B vitamins
  • Functions of thiamine
  • Consequences of thiamine deficiency

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of thiamine
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about the physiology and pathophysiology related to thiamine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about consequences of excess and deficient thiamine

Additional Learning

To learn more about nutrition, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Thiamine? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the roles of thiamine in the human body
  • Define water-soluble vitamin
  • Name dietary sources of thiamine
  • Identify the recommended dietary intake of thiamine for women and men
  • Differentiate between wet and dry beriberi
  • Name and describe the disorder of thiamine deficiency in alcoholics