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Articles February 2011 Issue

Experts Boost Vitamin D Recommendations—But Only a Little

A n expert committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which sets recommended daily levels for nu- trients, says children and adults under age 71 need 600 IU of vitamin D daily, while older adults need 800 IU. Thatís an increase from levels set in 1997, which ranged from 200-600 IU daily, and from the 400 IU used in nutrition labels on food.

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