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Which one of the following pairs of vitamin and diseases is/are correctly matched?

  1. Vitamin A : Rickets
  2. Vitamin B1 : Beriberi
  3. Vitamin C : Scurvy

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer

Rickets is softening and weakening of bones in children, which is due to inadequate vitamin D. Beriberi is a disease in which the body does not have enough thiamine or vitamin B1. It is also a nutritional disorder and is characterized by impairment of the nerves and heart. Scurvy is a condition caused by a severe lack of vitamin C in the diet.

The correct option is B.