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Name the vitamin whose deficiency in diet results in scurvy.
1.  Vitamin A
2.  Vitamin B
3.  Vitamin C
4.  Vitamin D

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Correct Answer - Option 3 :  Vitamin C

The correct answer is Vitamin C

Vitamins Chemical Name Deficiency Disease
Vitamin A Retinol Night Blindness
Vitamin B1  Thiamine Beriberi
Vitamin C  Ascorbic Acid Scurvy
Vitamin D Calciferol Rickets and osteomalacia
Vitamin K Phylloquinone Non-clotting of Blood
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Cracking of Skin

  • Vitamins were first discovered by FG Hopkins.
  • The term Vitamin was coined by C Funk.
  • There are two types of Vitamins:
  1. Fat-Soluble- Vitamin A, D, E, and K.
  2. Water-Soluble - Vitamin B and C.
  • Natural sources of Vitamin D are - Sunlight, fish, eggs, and mushrooms. 

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