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CRBP

Cellular retinol binding protein

CSFII

Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals; a survey conducted periodically by the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

CV

Coefficient of variation: mean ÷ standard deviation

CVD

Cardiovascular disease


DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Dose-response assessment

Second step in a risk assessment, in which the relationship between nutrient intake and an adverse effect (in terms of incidence or severity of the effect) is determined

DRI

Dietary Reference Intake


EAR

Estimated Average Requirement

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Erythrocyte

Red blood cell


FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FASEB

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

Fe

Elemental symbol for iron

FNB

Food and Nutrition Board

Function

Role played by a nutrient in growth, development, and maturation


Gravid

Pregnant


Hazard identification

First step in a risk assessment, which is concerned with the collection, organization, and evaluation of all information pertaining to the toxic properties of a nutrient

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

HRT

Hormone replacement therapy



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