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TABLE 1-1 Comparison of the Current Military Recommended Dietary Allowances (MRDAs) (AR 25-40, 1985) That Are Based in Part on the Ninth Edition of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) (NRC, 1980) with the Most Recent RDAs (NRC, 1989b)

 

 

MRDAsa

RDAsb

 

 

Men

Women

Men

Men

Women

Women

Nutrient

Unit

(17–50 y)

(17–50 y)

(19–24 y)

(25–50 y)

(19–24 y)

(25–50 y)

Energy

Kcal

3200 (2800–3600)c,d

2400 (2000–2800)c,d

2900e

2900e

2200e

2200e

 

MJ

13.4 (11.7–15.1)

10.0 (8.4–11.7)

 

 

 

 

Protein

g

100f

80f

58

63

46

50

Vitamin Ag

µg RE

1000

800

1000

1000

800

800

Vitamin Dh

µg

5–10i

5–10i

10

5

10

5

Vitamin Ej

mg TE

10

8

10

10

8

8

Ascorbic Acid

mg

60

60

60

60

60

60

Thiamin (B1)

mg

1.6

1.2

1.5

1.5

1.1

1.1

Riboflavin (B2)

mg

1.9

1.4

1.7

1.7

1.3

1.3

Niacink

mg NE

21

16

19

19

15

15

Vitamin B6

mg

2.2

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.6

1.6

Folacin

µg

400

400

200

200

180

180

Vitamin B12

µg

3.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

Calcium

mg

800–1200i

800–1200i

1200

800

1200

800

Phosphorus

mg

800–1200i

800–1200i

1200

800

1200

800

Magnesium

mg

350–400i

300i

350

350

280

280

Iron

mg

10–18i

18i

10

10

15

15

Zinc

mg

15

15

15

15

12

12

Iodine

µg

150

150

150

150

150

150

Sodium

mg

See notel

See notel

500m

500m

500m

500m



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