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Question 18

Boojho was having difficulty in seeing things in dim light. The doctor tested his eyesight and prescribed a particular vitamin supplement. He also advised him to include a few food items in his diet.

(a) Which deficiency disease is he suffering from?

(b) Which food component may be lacking in his diet?

(c) Suggest some food items that he should include in his diet. (Any four)

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(a) Boojho is suffering from night blindness.

(b) The food component which may be lacking in his diet is vitamin A.

(c) The food items that he should include in his diet to overcome the deficiency of vitamin A are green vegetables, carrot, papaya, milk, mango and fish liver oil.


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