Manganese: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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Manganese is a trace mineral that acts as a _____ to activate enzymes and help them get to work.

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1. All of the following are good food sources of manganese, EXCEPT _____.

2. Janine's son Richie was low on the growth chart. His blood sugar levels were high and he had asthma. Test results will probably show that Richie suffers from _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of properties of manganese and symptoms of manganese deficiency. You will be quizzed on terms related to how manganese works in the body and how much can be consumed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • How manganese activates enzymes
  • Source(s) of manganese
  • Consequences of consuming too much food with manganese

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you test these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding foods with manganese
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what a patient is suffering from based on his blood sugar levels and presence of asthma
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term used to describe the highest average daily nutrient intake level that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all individuals in the general population

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson titled Manganese: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms to find out more. The lesson discusses the following objectives:

  • Examine the need for minerals and how they enter the body
  • Understand how manganese can affect antioxidants
  • Know how many milligrams of manganese is needed a day