October 1997 Issue
Optimal Health Becomes Goal of Revolutionary New RDA's
Goodbye, rickets. Hello, osteoporosis. In a nutshell, that describe the new day dawning for the Recommended Dietary Allowances, or RDA's, which are daring to go beyond minimum standards that simply ensure a person doesn't develop a deficiency disease, to nutrient intakes that aim to optimize health. Remember rickets, the disease that causes bowed legs in children? It's the result of a vitamin D deficiency, and it, along with other deficiency diseases like scurvy,
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