Selenium: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning selenium?

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1. Which of the following best describes Keshan disease?

2. Which of the following is the name of a disease that occurs mainly in China, is associated with selenium deficiency, and is characterized by stiff and deformed joints?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at why we need this trace mineral in our bodies in the right amounts, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of selenium deficiency and toxicity effects. The quiz includes questions on the characteristics of selenium and the types of foods likely to contain selenium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of selenium
  • Condition possibly related to stiff and deformed joints
  • Symptoms of selenium toxicity

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of Keshin-Beck Disease and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nutrition lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms of selenium toxicity

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Selenium: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a mineral is
  • Describe why the body needs selenium
  • Identify where to find selenium for proper health
  • Explain what happens when we get too much selenium
  • Appreciate how to overcome skin rashes and fatigue