What Is Niacin? - Benefits, Foods & Side Effects


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1. What disease is associated with niacin deficiency?

2. What is the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for niacin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of niacin. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition and benefits of niacin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on aspects of niacin, including:

  • Diseases associated with niacin deficiency
  • Symptoms of niacin toxicity
  • The benefits of niacin

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 niacin
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as energy metabolism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits of niacin

Additional Learning

To learn more about niacin, review the accompanying lesson called What is Niacin - Benefits, Foods & Side Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of niacin
  • Name which foods are rich in niacin
  • Understand the issues that can arise from niacin deficiency and toxicity