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DRI Updates for Vitamin D and Calcium

December 28, 2010

Adjustments were made this past November to the recommended intake of calcium, and more notably vitamin D. The importance of vitamin D's role in our health is underscored by the findings of the numerous recent studies. While the increase to the recommended intake of D acknowledges that the dietary requirement has been set too low, many doctors and nutritionists would argue for higher values. Nevertheless, a healthier floor value has been set. To find out where your intake should be, please try out our Nutrient Calculator.