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Vitamin D increased intake levels for older adults provide for decreased sun -- IoM.

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VITAMIN D INCREASED DIETARY INTAKE IN OLDER ADULTS would protect the age group from nutrient deficiency caused by decreased exposure to sunlight, the Institute of Medicine states in the "Dietary Reference Intake" report released Aug. 13. The report, authored by the IoM Food & Nutrition Board Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, concludes that for vitamin D, an "Adequate Intake," or AI, of 10 mcg (400 IU) per day is recommended for adults ages 51-70, up from the 5 mcg/day level for people over 51 in the 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowance, which the DRI report replaces. The adequate vitamin D level for people over 70 also increased, to 15 mcg (600 IU) per day.

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