Vitamin D: Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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Why is vitamin D nicknamed the Sunshine Vitamin?

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1. How does vitamin D help keep your bones strong?

2. Which of these bone-weakening conditions, characterized by a bowing of the legs, can happen to children who are deficient in vitamin D?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to remember information about the role of vitamin D in the body. Quiz questions will assess your knowledge of symptoms of vitamin D toxicity and conditions that could result from vitamin D deficiency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Reason why vitamin D is nicknamed the sunshine vitamin
  • How vitamin D helps keep bones strong
  • Condition that occurs in children who are vitamin D deficient
  • Vitamin D deficiency condition that results in softening of adult bones
  • Symptoms of vitamin D toxicity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related vitamin D lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the symptoms that are seen with vitamin D toxicity
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how vitamin D helps keep bones strong and healthy

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to vitamin D, read through the brief lesson called Vitamin D: Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what vitamin D is and why it is nicknamed the sunshine vitamin
  • Understand the dangers of vitamin D deficiency
  • Distinguish the difference between osteoporosis and osteomalacia
  • Recall the various sources of vitamin D such as cereal and dairy products
  • Review what vitamin D toxicity is and the symptoms associated with it