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Nutrient requirements for optimal health: what does that mean?
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PMID:  8089748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the half century since Dr. Hazel Stiebling of the USDA and her colleagues fashioned the first Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), the scientific insight underlying those allowances, including the work of Atwater, has resulted in an unprecedented stability of recommendations in the subsequent ten issues of the RDA. The same half-century has witnessed important newer developments in human nutrition relating diet and disease: the paradigmatic relationship being diet and heart disease. The quest for better recommendations to the public about diet and disease prevention has taken the form of national Dietary Guidelines and goals for the year 2000. Thus, nutrient recommendations in the RDAs have intersected with food and diet recommendations and the specific goals. Recommended Dietary Allowances have been called into focus once again. Definitions of optimal diets or health have been varied and imprecise. However desirable the goal may be to achieve vigorous health throughout the life cycle by appropriate diet and other lifestyle factors, we will not be able to avoid the critically based scientific method that formed the foundation for the sound nutritional recommendation of RDAs.
I H Rosenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-20     Completed Date:  1994-10-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1777S-1779S     Citation Subset:  IM    
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111.
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MeSH Terms
Health Promotion*
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Nutritional Requirements*

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