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|1 Introduction to Dietary Reference Intakes
|2 Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and •-Carotene and Other Carotenoids: Overview, Antioxidant Definition, and Relationship to Chronic Disease
|3 Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and •-Carotene and Other Carotenoids: Methods
|4 A Model for the Development of Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Nutrients
|5 Vitamin C
|6 Vitamin E
|8 •-Carotene and Other Carotenoids
|9 Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes
|10 A Research Agenda
|A Origin and Framework of the Development of Dietary Reference Intakes
|C Dietary Intake Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994
|D Dietary Intake Data from the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII), 1994–1996
|E Canadian Dietary Intake Data, 1993, 1995
|F Serum Values from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994
|G Options for Dealing with Uncertainties
|H Glossary and Acronyms
|I Biographical Sketches of Panel and Subcommittee Members
This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series of quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is the newest framework for an expanded approach developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists.
This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health. For each nutrient the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease.
Dietary Reference Intakes provides reference intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), for use in planning nutritionally adequate diets for different groups based on age and gender, along with a new reference intake, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), designed to assist an individual in knowing how much is "too much" of a nutrient.
"This edition of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) ... succeeds in expanding the scope of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). ...it is a valuable reference book for nutrition professionals. ...the committee is to be commended for creating a new system containing the 4 separate recommendations, as this system is a definite improvement over the 1989 RDAs."
--Society for Nutrition Education
"Tables on the basic materials used for the new data, and a summarizing requirement table at the end of the book, separated, according to different ages, and for pregnant women and lactating women terminates the book which should complete the library of all specialists concerned with nutritional problems."
--NAHRUNG/FOOD, No. 23, 2000
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