2nd Feature

March 2003 Issue

Vitamins And Minerals: Are You Getting Enough? Too Much? Confused?

Nutrition is a constantly evolving science. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the arena of vitamins and minerals, where new studies pop up almost daily. Eight years ago, the national Institute of Medicine (IOM) embarked on its periodic re-evaluation of nutrient recommendations—this time involving a much more comprehensive review of the literature than in the past —and has finally completed the task. Based on years of scientific evidence, the new Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA’s) represent a consensus of expert

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