The nutrient problem

Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

Nutrient intake recommendations, unlike hormone replacement standards, are based empirically, rather than physiologically, i.e., they lack an a priori normal referent. Randomized controlled trials do not provide the needed referent and are unlikely to distinguish between fully normal and various suboptimal nutritional states. Several alternative approaches, each providing an a priori normal, are described and briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalNutrition Reviews
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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In: Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 70, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 165-169.

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