Mineral and Water Function Essay, health and medicine homework help

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Write an essay of at least 350 words that explains the basic functions and sources of minerals and water in the body. Include what you learned about minerals, water, and dehydration from the article. Provide responses to the following:

  • Mention two major and two minor minerals. State their functions, sources and deficiency conditions.
  • Research information about one of the following: osteoporosis, anemia or iodine deficiency disorders. For your selection, indicate symptoms, required minerals and food sources, people or areas affected, and how the disease is managed or treated.
  • What are the functions of water in the body?
  • What is the general effect of dehydration on the body?

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School: University of Maryland



Minerals and Water Function
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In the body, there are those minerals which are very important and they usually fall either
one of the two categories (minor and major). An example of major minerals in our body is
calcium which is mainly obtained from milk as well as milk products, fortified tofu, canned fish
as well as fortified soy milk. In our body this mineral is essential for healthy bones as well as
teeth; they are assisting relaxing and contracting of muscles, functioning of nerves, regulation of
blood pressure and also immune system heat. Another major mineral is phosphorus which is
obtained from fish, eggs, milk, meat, poultry and processed food involving soda pop. They create
healthy bones as well as teeth ant they are part of the system which keeps acid-base balance
(Millero, 1982).
While on the other si...

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