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Recommended Dietary Allowances

10th Edition


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-04633-5ISBN-10: 0-309-04041-8

Since its introduction in 1943 Recommended Dietary Allowances has become the accepted source of nutrient allowances for healthy people.

These Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are used throughout the food and health fields. Additionally, RDAs serve as the basis for the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances, the Food and Drug Administration's standards for nutrition labeling of foods.

The 10th Edition includes research results and expert interpretations from years of progress in nutrition research since the previous edition and provides not only RDAs but also "Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intakes"--provisional values for nutrients where data were insufficient to set an RDA.

Organized by nutrient for ready reference, the volume reviews the function of each nutrient in the human body, sources of supply, effects of deficiencies and excessive intakes, relevant study results, and more.

The volume concludes with the invaluable "Summary Table of Recommended Dietary Allowances," a convenient and practical summary of the recommendations.


The study summarized in this report was supported by funds from the National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service, through Contract Nos. NO1-AM-0-2204 and NO1-DK-8-2236.

Supported by funds from the National Institute of Health, United States Public Health Service, contract no: NO1-DK-8-2236.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 1989 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK234932PMID: 25144070DOI: 10.17226/1349


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