chapter  12
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Metabolism and Function of Micronutrients

The physiological functions of vitamins and the associated deciency diseases are summarized in Table 12.1. The are broadly categorised as fat-soluble, with substantial storage thus resistant to periods of dietary insufciency (vitamins A, D, E, K), and water-soluble, with little storage in the body so required daily (vitamins B and C).