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Nutrition: vitamins and minerals
Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand certain minerals are required in the body and that some minerals form essential structural components of tissues

  • Understand that sodium, potassium, calcium and chloride ions are important in maintaining the correct composition of cells and of the tissue fluids around them (homeostasis)

  • Understand that some minerals are essential components of important molecules such as hormones and enzymes

  • Understand that the correct fluid balance is essential for normal functioning of the body

  • Understand that tapwater, and not just mineral water, contains minerals.