IOM Report Sets New Dietary Intake Levels for Calcium and Vitamin D To Maintain Health and Avoid Risks Associated With Excess, Institute of Medicine
Most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D per day to maintain health, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The amount of calcium needed ranges, based on age, from 700 to 1,300 milligrams per day, according to the report, which updates the nutritional reference values known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for these interrelated nutrients.
“There is abundant science to confidently state how much vitamin D and calcium people need,”
“We scrutinized the evidence, looking for indications of beneficial effects at all levels of intake. Amounts higher than those specified in this report are not necessary to maintain bone health.”
IOM Report Sets New Dietary Intake Levels for Calcium and Vitamin D To Maintain Health and Avoid Risks Associated With Excess
https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2010/11/iom-report-sets-new-dietary-intake-levels-for-calcium-and-vitamin-d-to-maintain-health-and-avoid-risks-associated-with-excess, INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE Food and Nutrition Board