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4.10: Vitamins

  • Page ID
    49684
    • Contributed by Jennifer Draper, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, & Alan Titchenal
    • Faculty (Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Human Nutrition Program) at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Describe the role of vitamins as antioxidants in the body
    • Describe the functions and sources of antioxidant micronutrients, phytochemicals, and antioxidant minerals
    • Describe the functions of vitamins in catabolic pathways, anabolic pathways