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Recommended Dietary Requirements

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

The Reference Daily Intakes (RDI, formerly Recommended Dietary Requirements or RDA) serve as guides to ensure adequate nutrition. These usually exceed the levels required to prevent symptoms of deficiency by 2 standard deviations; the increased amounts are intended to compensate for any problems a person may have for absorption or bioavailability. The nutrients are divided into fat soluble vitamins, water soluble vitamins and minerals.

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