Vitamin D Facts #2

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Vitamin Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz helping to inform the public about important facts about Vitamin D. A certificate is issued at the completion of the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D has been proven to have more bone density that lower levels?
    • A. 

      20 nanograms

    • B. 

      32 nanograms

    • C. 

      40 nanograms

    • D. 

      80 nanograms

    • E. 

      150 nanograms

  • 2. 
    What level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D has been show to be associated with a lower rate of breast cancer than lower levels?
    • A. 

      52 nanograms

    • B. 

      200 nanograms

    • C. 

      75 nanograms

    • D. 

      150 nanograms

    • E. 

      32 nanograms

  • 3. 
    What percentage of people with MS (multiple sclerosis) benefit by correcting vitamin D deficiency?
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      85%

    • E. 

      100%

  • 4. 
    Vitamin D alone has been shown to have anti-tumor activity against which of the following cancers?
    • A. 

      Thyroid

    • B. 

      Breast

    • C. 

      Prostate

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 5. 
    Vitamin D prevent hyperproliferation (increased multiplication) of a wide variety of cells.  What classes of illnesses have been shown to have very low levels of vitamin D, which contributes to the etiology of the illness?  
    • A. 

      A wide variety of cancers

    • B. 

      A wide variety of autoimmune diseases (Multiple sclerosis, type I diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus)

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    How does vitamin D have an effect on resistance against infectious diseases?
    • A. 

      It doesn't

    • B. 

      It causes the body to produce natural antibodies that have activity against bacteria, the atypical bacteria of tuberculosis, viruses including various influenza viruses, and fungae

  • 7. 
      At least 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.  These women with the lowest levels have the most aggressive course of the cancer if their vitamin D level is not treated and corrected. .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    At least 80% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer have low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.  Over 2 decades ago, Vitamin D was given to newly diagnosed patients who hadn't received any other treatment.  What effect did this have on the PSA (the blood test for prostate cancer)?
    • A. 

      No effect

    • B. 

      It lowered it

    • C. 

      It raised it

  • 9. 
    How long does it take to lower the incidence in falls and fractures in a population of people over 70 years of age by giving them major doses of vitamin D?  
    • A. 

      It's never been shown that Vitamin D lowers falls or fractures

    • B. 

      1 day

    • C. 

      3 to 6 months

    • D. 

      1 years

    • E. 

      10 years

  • 10. 
    Why doesn't everyone follow the recommendation to get a 25-hydroxyvitamin D level?
    • A. 

      The message about vitamin D sounds too good to be true

    • B. 

      Although more doctors are leaning about vitamin D, many still don't know the basic facts

    • C. 

      25-hydroxyvitamin D is not done in routine blood tests

    • D. 

      Vitamin D is so inexpensive, no company has a motive to publicize it

    • E. 

      All of the above