Vitamin D and Brain functioning HW 5 Vitamin D and Brain functioning HW 5 The Harvard Medical School notes the importance of the following vitamins and minerals

Vitamin D and Brain functioning HW 5

Vitamin D and Brain functioning HW 5

The Harvard Medical School notes the importance of the following vitamins and minerals in health and disease, including:

Biotin (this is also a vitamin)



















Vitamin A

Vitamin B1 (aka Thiamin)

Vitamin B2 (aka Riboflavin)

Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin)

Vitamin B5 (aka Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B9 (aka Folate)

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Vitamin E (aka atocopheral)

Vitamin K

This week, your task is to choose a nutrient from the list above, and evaluate what is known about the nutrient and its relation to brain functioning. Because your resources focus on Vitamin D, you may not choose this nutrient. Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

First, go to the University Library and view the Search Like an Expert tutorial, linked in this week’s resources (the tutorial is in the Guides and Quizzes section of the Library’s website). Using the skills you learned in this tutorial, conduct a library search for five articles from peer-reviewed journals published in the past five years on the nutrient that you have chosen to investigate.

Second, create a PowerPoint presentation in which you:

Describe the nutrient, including in what foods the nutrient can be found, as well as how the nutrient is related to brain functioning.

Explain the research regarding the nutrient that you’ve chosen and the brain—describe at least two studies conducted within the last three years, and the results or implications of these studies.

Summarize the recommendations regarding the consumption of the nutrient that you selected. Explain how adults can ensure that they are consuming the proper amount of the nutrient, as well as the consequences of over- or under-consumption. Refer to scholarly work that supports these recommendations.


You can create or link to videos, audio, pictures, figures, or other media to embed in your presentation. Be sure to cite your sources, and include one slide with a complete reference list that follows APA formatting. Be sure to add your references to the university video library database.

Length: 10-15 slides, with additional talking points in the speaker notes section. Your notes on each slide should be between 100-150 words.

References: minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Review Academic Integrity Tutorial to refresh your knowledge of how to achieve academic integrity.

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