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Transcript of Vitamin B2
Inflammation of lining of mouth and tongue
Cracks at corners of mouth
Increase in excretion of B2 from the body
Sources in Diet
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Causes of Deficiency
Poor vitamin sources in one's daily diet
Conditions that affect absorption in the intestine
Body not able to use the vitamin
Roles in Human Health
Good sources in:
Recommended Daily Allowance:
Infants 0.4—0.6 mg.
Children ages 1—3: 0.8 mg.
Children ages 4—6: 1.0 mg.
Children ages 7—10: 1.4 mg.
Men 1.6 mg.
Women 1.2 mg.
Pregnant 1.5 mg.
Lactating 1.7 mg.
Vitamin-enriched milk products
Certain energy drinks
Signs and Symptoms of B2 Deficiency:
Facilitate sexual reproduction
Cell growth & repair
Development of tissues (to help accelerate healing of injuries)
Human Health cont.