Dietary Supplement Use & Abuse


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What is the function of a dietary supplement?

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1. Which of these individuals is least likely to need protein supplementation?

2. What do we call the building blocks of proteins?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why are dietary supplements taken? Which specific vitamins and other supplements can cause harm if too many are taken? These are some of the facts you will need to be familiar with when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully complete this assessment, you will need to:

  • Explain the function of a dietary supplement
  • Identify the type of person who would not need a protein supplement
  • Name the 'building blocks of proteins'
  • Select a supplement that would be taken by someone with anemia
  • State which supplement could cause birth defects if taken in excess

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why dietary supplements are taken and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding substances that are called the building blocks of proteins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify supplements that would be taken by anemic individuals and what types of people would use protein supplements

Additional Learning

Supplement your knowledge of this topic by referring to the lesson titled Dietary Supplement Use & Abuse. You can expect to learn more about:

  • How the word supplement is defined
  • Why people might take dietary supplements
  • Which problems can result from taking too much vitamin C and D
  • What can result from taking too many protein supplements over time