Fast Five Quiz: Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


July 01, 2022

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a water-soluble compound that is commonly found in many foods, including beans, grains, nuts, fish, meat, vegetables, and fruits. Vitamin B6 is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. It is critical to cognitive development, contributes to neurotransmitter synthesis, and supports immune function via interleukin-2 production and hemoglobin formation. Deficiency can result in significant complications and concerns.

How much do you know about this vitamin and associated health conditions? Test yourself on the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency with this short quiz.


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