Practice Quizzes

Chapter 2A: Spotlight on Complementary and Alternative Nutrition: Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements

1: Which is a common example of a nutrient megadose interfering with a prescribed medication?
Megadoses of potassium interfering with a diuretic that lowers blood pressure.
Megadoses of vitamin K interfering with a medication to control blood clotting.
Megadoses of vitamin C interfering with antibiotics given for sinus infections.
Megadoses of vitamin B12 interfering with medications that treat gastritis.
2: Ginkgo biloba appears to help
prevent the spread of cancer.
reduce body fat.
blood circulation.
all of the above
3: Each of the following are herbs known to be dangerous, EXCEPT
yohimbe
ephedra
chaperral
paprika
4: Common quality concerns of herbal medications include
contamination with dangerous compounds.
strength and potency variations among brands.
short shelf-life of many preparations.
both A and B.
5: The FTC gives priority to cases in which supplement manufacturers have
overcharged for their products.
promoted their products in the media.
skirted regulations and targeted vulnerable consumers.
made various claims based on weak scientific evidence.
6: The USP logo on a dietary supplement means the product meets the U.S. Pharmacopeia’s standards for all of the following features EXCEPT
quality.
purity.
effectiveness.
strength.
7: Functional foods may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition.
TRUE
FALSE
8: Phytochemicals are plant chemicals.
TRUE
FALSE
9: Megadoses of single vitamins and minerals are sometimes prescribed by conventional medical practitioners to treat certain health conditions.
TRUE
FALSE
10: A direct additive may be used to keep the food appetizing and wholesome.
TRUE
FALSE
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