Vitamins and Minerals: What Are We Missing? (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series)

Vitamins and Minerals: What Are We Missing? (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series) »

1 May, 2016
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Part 1 of this series described the debate over the role vitamin and mineral supplements (VMS) may play in reducing the risks for various chronic diseases and how many health care professionals and consumers may have lost sight of the main function of vitamins and minerals as essential nutrients. Here in Part 2, we examine the basis for the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), specific functions of the “gap” nutrients and the possible health consequences of insufficient intakes.

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