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Dietary Reference Intakes suggest nutrient levels for "optimizing health" -- IoM report.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

NUTRIENT INTAKE VALUES FOR "OPTIMIZING HEALTH" ESTABLISHED BY IoM in the "Dietary Reference Intakes" report released Aug. 13. Authored by the eight-member Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, a panel of the Institute of Medicine Food & Nutrition Board, the report sets forth DRIs for calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D and fluoride, replacing FNB's periodically revised Recommended Dietary Allowances for the nutrients. The DRI report provides for the first time one set of reference values for the U.S. and Canada.

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