# 11.E: Exercises

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1. Make a chart of the vitamins and minerals important for metabolism and list their main functions.
2. List four functions of blood.
3. With regard to the functions of iron in metabolism and blood health, describe how low iron levels lead to the characteristic signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia.

## Apply It

1. Draw a flow chart of the stages of nutrient catabolism and point out where the B vitamins are required.
2. Summarize in a paragraph why a pregnant woman requires more iron in the diet and why it is important for newborn babies to be screened for iron deficiency.
3. Plan a daily menu that meets the RDA for iron and iron-absorption enhancers.