Vitamin K: Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT _____.

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1. How is vitamin K related to blood clotting?

2. Because vitamin K helps your body use calcium to build strong bones, a deficiency could leave a person more susceptible to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Vitamin K aids in clotting of the blood, so a deficiency can be harmful. Learn about the symptoms of deficiency and toxicity with this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Symptoms of vitamin K deficiency
  • Foods high in vitamin K
  • Vitamin K's interaction with certain medications

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the signs and symptoms of vitamin K deficiency
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about interactions with anticoagulants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the results of a deficiency would be

Additional Learning

To learn more about vitamin K, review the accompanying lesson, Vitamin K: Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain why toxicity is rare
  • Understand how vitamin K deficiency is related to osteoporosis
  • Identify sources of vitamin K
  • Analyze vitamin K's role in human health
  • Describe how anticoagulants work