Niacin, B5, B6 & B7: Water-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity


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Pellagra is a condition that is associated with a deficiency in _____.

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1. Why is it rare to develop a deficiency in the vitamin pantothenic acid (B5)?

2. Select the symptom that is associated with pyridoxine (B6) toxicity.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a lot to learn about B vitamins, especially having to do with deficiencies or other problems. This quiz will test you on symptoms and causes of some of these deficiencies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This nutrition quiz on B vitamins tests your ability to:

  • Know the vitamin deficiency that results in pellagra
  • Recall why Vitamin B5 deficiency is rare
  • Recognize what symptoms are associated with B6 toxicity
  • Remember the vitamin deficiency that results in given symptoms
  • Understand why alcoholics are particularly prone to B vitamin deficiencies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on B vitamins
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired on the caharacteristics of various B vitamin deficiencies
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions related to why B vitamin deficiencies are common in alcoholics

Additional Learning

The associated lesson will help you learn more about the properties of B vitamins. This lesson is called Niacin, B5, B6 & B7: Water-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity, and it covers the following objectives:

  • Define Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Identify types of B vitamins
  • Examine the various types of B vitamin deficiencies