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How the RDA for Vitamin D Was Determined

A recent Viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by two committee members that authored the 2011 IOM report Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D reaffirms the committee’s approach for calculating the daily recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D.

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What You Read in 2013

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2013.

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Studies Support Population-Based Efforts to Lower Excessive Dietary Sodium Intakes, But Raise Questions About Potential Harm From Too Little Salt Intake
Released: 5/14/2013

Recent studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes support recommendations to lower sodium intake from the very high levels some Americans consume now, but evidence from these studies does not support reduction in sodium intake to below 2,300 mg per day, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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IOM Report Examines New Studies on Salt Intake Levels and Health Outcomes
Released: 5/6/2013

Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a group of recent studies that look at the connections between sodium consumption and health outcomes like heart disease and death, in contrast with previous studies that link sodium intake to blood pressure. The report also examines the potential health outcomes of reducing sodium consumption from the levels many Americans eat as well as to the lower end of intake levels recommended for population subgroups.

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What You're Reading - January 2013

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of January, 2013.

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What You Read 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2012.

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What You're Reading - November 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2012.

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What You're Reading - October 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2012.

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What You're Reading - September 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of September, 2012.

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BMI and Shuttle Run Among Techniques IOM Report Recommends for Youth Fitness Testing
Released: 9/27/2012

Techniques ranging from running to push-ups to sit-and-reach tests have been used to measure various aspects of fitness in children and adults. However, evidence is sparse on how well some of these techniques correspond to desired health outcomes in children, fueling debate about the best fitness measures for youth.

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