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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dietary reference intakes for calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride / Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06350-7 (cloth). — ISBN 0-309-06403-1 (pbk.)

1. Diet. 2. Nutrition. I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.).

Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes.

TX551.D466 1997

613.2′85—dc21

97-33777

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