Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

Which of the following nutrients may be required in greater amounts by adolescents who use alcohol and tobacco?

  1. a. Thiamin
  2. b. Iron
  3. c. Vitamin C
  4. d. All of the above.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Substance use such as tobacco, recreational drugs, and alcohol in adolescents can affect their nutritional status. The consumption of these substances deprives them of the nutrients obtained from nutritious food, and deficiencies of thiamin, vitamin D, and iron are observed among these individuals.


Reason for the correct answer.

Option d. is given as “All of the above”

Consumption of alcohol and tobacco replaces nutritious food and beverages from the diet, leading to deficiency of important nutrients such as thiamin, iron, and vitamin C in the body. Therefore, these nutrients are needed in greater amounts by these individuals.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for incorrect answers.

Option a. is given as “Thiamin”. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco often lead to thiamine deficiency in the body due to poor intake of healthy food, and therefore, it is required in greater amounts; but iron and vitamin C are also required in greater amounts.

Hence, option a...

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