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NCERT 5th Class (CBSE) Science: Food and Health

NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Science: Components of Food

Question: Discuss the functions of any four minerals and what happens in case we eat food deficient in them for a long time.


Minerals: Calcium

Functions: Strengthens bones and teeth and helps in clothing of blood.

Deficiency Disease: Osteoporosis in adults. Ticket in children.

Minerals: Phosphorus

Functions: Strengthens bones and teeth

Deficiency Disease: Rickets in children

Minerals: Iron

Functions: Helps in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells.

Deficiency Disease: Anemia

Minerals: Iodine

Functions: Required for proper functioning of thyroid glands.

Deficiency Disease: Goiter

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