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This study was supported by Contract No. 4500196976 between the National Academy of Sciences and Health Canada; Contract No. 59-0204-8-155 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service; Contract No. CNPP-08-0001 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion); Contract No. W81XWH-09-1-0288 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of the Army; Contract No. HHSF223200811157P between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration; Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (National Institutes of Health); Contract No. HHSP223200800002T between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D / Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium, Food and Nutrition Board ; A. Catharine Ross … [et al.], editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-16394-1 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-309-16395-8 (pdf) 1. Calcium in the body. 2. Vitamin D in the body. 3. Calcium in human nutrition. 4. Vitamin D in human nutrition. 5. Dietary supplements. I. Ross, A. Catharine. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium.

[DNLM: 1. Calcium, Dietary. 2. Vitamin D. 3. Nutrition Policy. 4. Nutritional Requirements. QU 130]

QP535.C2D54 2011

612.3’99—dc22

2011004590

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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