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Question Video: Stating a Common Disorder Associated with Not Consuming Enough Vitamin A Science

People can have health problems if they do not consume enough of the right food. What is a common effect when a person does not have enough vitamin A in their diet?

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People can have health problems if they do not consume enough of the right food. What is a common effect when a person does not have enough vitamin A in their diet? (A) Loss of hearing, (B) loss of sight, (C) type one diabetes, (D) obesity, (E) septicemia.

Our diet is very important to our health and development. Our diet provides us with nutrients that we are unable to synthesize on our own. In some cases, people may have deficiencies of certain nutrients, which means that they are not getting enough of them in their diet. This can lead to several different effects on the person’s health.

Our question asks us about vitamin A, specifically. Vitamin A is found in a number of foods including carrots, spinach, eggs, cheese, and fish. When a person does not have enough vitamin A in their diet, they can develop issues like increased risk of infection, dry skin, and trouble with their eyesight. In extreme circumstances, a vitamin A deficiency can result in the loss of sight completely.

With this information in mind, let us take a look at our answer choices. Vision issues and blindness are a common effect observed in individuals who are experiencing vitamin A deficiency. Therefore, the correct answer is (B) loss of sight.

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