recommended dietary allowances

recommended dietary allowances (RDAs)

[rek′əmen′ did]
Etymology: L, re + commendere, to commend
levels of daily intake of essential nutrients judged by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council to be adequate to meet the known nutrient needs of practically all healthy people.
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The recommended dietary allowances for vitamin C in the United States were recently revised upwards to 90 mg/day for men and 75 mg/day for women.
We know for sure that multivitamins can till nutrient gaps, and as so many people are not even reaching the recommended dietary allowances for many nutrients, that's reason enough to add an affordable and convenient multivitamin to their diets.
A code provides online access to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts, Tanner Stages of Sexual Development, Recommended Dietary Allowances and Dietary Reference Intakes, and conversion tables.
The statement also includes new IOM Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for calcium and vitamin D intake.
Clinton, a medical oncologist at Ohio State University, Columbus, predicted that physicians will become more comfortable using recommended dietary allowances to advise patients about calcium and vitamin D intake and noted that vitamin D screening "probably should not be part of routine medical care.
Specifically, the committee recommended daily calcium intakes, or Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), ranging from 700 to 1300 milligrams depending on the bone health needs for each age range and gender, from bone growth and development in children and adolescents to prevention of bone loss in the elderly.
Moreover, the lunches provide one-third of the recommended dietary allowances of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories.
The first Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) were published in 1943, listing nutritional requirements for only seven nutrients and consisting of one value for nutrient needs for various age groups.
Critics have argued that the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals are aimed at preventing deficiencies rarely seen nowadays rather than promoting optimal health.
KidSport Nutrition Bars provide nine to 10 grams of protein per bar and 25 vitamins and minerals, supplying a portion, or in many cases, all of the Recommended Dietary Allowances as established by the National Academy of Sciences for children ages seven to 10.
The 1989 USA recommended dietary allowances (19) were used for assessing the adequacy of nutrient intake since no Greek standards were available.
So it's still safe to shoot for the latest Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs)--1,000 mg a day for men 50 or younger and 1,200 mg for men over 50.

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