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A company is testing a new meal-replacement drink that it will market for weight loss

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A company is testing a new meal-replacement drink that it will market for weight loss. The subjects in the clinical trial are consuming this product as their sole source of nutrients. After a few weeks, several subjects begin to show the symptoms of anemia. A manufacturing error is suspected. The ingredients intended to be in the drink are:

 

 

Starch Vitamin A Calcium Zinc Manganese

Sucrose Vitamin D Sodium Iron Chromium

Casein (protein) Vitamin E Potassium Iodine Molybdenum

Corn oil Vitamin K Magnesium Selenium 

Mixed plant fibers B vitamin mix Chloride Copper 

Answer the following questions in your submission. Answers must be in complete sentences and not just a list. No credit will be given for work that is plagiarized. No credit for work that is not cited. No outside sources beyond the book are allowed. I will be using a plagiarism checker called Turnitin to check that you are following these rules.

You will need to use what you learned in Chapters 8-12 to complete this assignment. I suggest you start with defining some key words:

anemia

macrocytic

microcytic

1. Omission of which trace minerals could have caused anemia? What information did you learn from the book to inform your choice of trace minerals. Explain in your own words and cite page numbers from our book as needed.

 

 

 

2. Excessive amounts of which trace mineralscould have caused anemia? What information did you learn from the book to inform your choice of trace minerals. Explain in your own words and cite page numbers from our book as needed.

 

 

 

3. Omission of which vitamins could have caused anemia? What information did you learn from the book to inform your choice of vitamin. Explain in your own words and cite page numbers from our book as needed.

 

 

 

4. If a blood test reveals that the anemia is microcytic, what are the possible dietary causes? This should not be a list of vitamins or minerals but instead a description of food choices that would cause a microcytic anemia. I was able to come up with six - I expect you to come up with at least three. Explain in your own words and cite page numbers from our book as needed.

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