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III. Ways of quantitating nutrient requirements

Methods Methods: Maximum growth in the young Methods: Prevention/cure of deficiency diseases Methods: Saturation of tissue Methods: Balance studies Methods: Changes in a secondary variable Methods: Amounts in typical diets     Summary:     Previous Page Next Page

Methods: Amounts in typical diets

Sometimes it is difficult or impossible to determine the amount of a nutrient that is required. In such cases the amounts that seemingly healthy people in a population take in may be accepted as the norm. This may be population- or lifestyle-specific. (Farmers in the tropics probably do not vitamin D in their diets; nuclear submariners do.)

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