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the EAR. However, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or AI should meet the needs of both.

SUMMARY

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is a generic term for a set of nutrient reference values that includes the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), Adequate Intake (AI), Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), and Estimated Average Requirement (EAR). These reference values are being developed for life stage and gender groups in a joint U.S.-Canadian activity. This report, which is the second in a series, covers the DRIs for folate, other B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, and biotin), and choline.

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