Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids

by Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds, Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients, Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of DRIs, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes
     
 

This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series of quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is the newest framework for an expanded approach developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists. This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E,

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This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series of quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is the newest framework for an expanded approach developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists. This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health. For each nutrient the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease. Dietary Reference Intakes provides reference intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), for use in planning nutritionally adequate diets for different groups based on age and gender, along with a new reference intake, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), designed to assist an individual in knowing how much is "too much" of a nutrient.

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ISBN-13:
9780309069496
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
07/27/2000
Pages:
529
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Summary1
1Introduction to Dietary Reference Intakes21
2Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and [beta]-Carotene and Other Carotenoids: Overview, Antioxidant Definition, and Relationship to Chronic Disease35
3Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and [beta]-Carotene and Other Carotenoids: Methods58
4A Model for the Development of Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for Nutrients73
5Vitamin C95
6Vitamin E186
7Selenium284
8[beta]-Carotene and Other Carotenoids325
9Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes383
10A Research Agenda401
App. AOrigin and Framework of the Development of Dietary Reference Intakes409
App. BAcknowledgments413
App. CDietary Intake Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994416
App. DDietary Intake Data from the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII), 1994-1996432
App. ECanadian Dietary Intake Data, 1993, 1995438
App. FSerum Values from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994440
App. GOptions for Dealing with Uncertainties458
App. HGlossary and Acronyms463
App. IBiographical Sketches of Panel and Subcommittee Members469
Index483
Summary Table, Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Intakes for Individuals507

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