Skip to comments.IOM Report...New Dietary...Levels...Calcium...Vitamin D...Maintain Health...Avoid Risks...
Posted on 11/30/2010 6:57:33 AM PST by decimon
Most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D per day to maintain health, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The amount of calcium needed ranges, based on age, from 700 to 1,300 milligrams per day...
A large amount of evidence, which formed the basis of the new intake values, confirms the roles of calcium and vitamin D in promoting skeletal growth and maintenance and the amounts needed to avoid poor bone health.
The science on calcium's role in bone health shows that 700 milligrams per day meets the needs of almost all children ages 1 through 3, and 1,000 milligrams daily is appropriate for almost all children ages 4 through 8. Adolescents ages 9 through 18 require no more than 1,300 milligrams per day. For practically all adults ages 19 through 50 and for men until age 71, 1,000 milligrams covers daily calcium needs. Women starting at age 51 and both men and women age 71 and older need no more than 1,200 milligrams per day.
As for vitamin D, 600 IUs daily meets the needs of almost everyone in the United States and Canada, although people 71 and older may require as much as 800 IUs per day because of potential physical and behavioral changes related to aging.
Greater amounts of food fortification and rising rates of supplement use have increased the chances that people consume high amounts of these nutrients. Getting too much calcium from dietary supplements has been associated with kidney stones, while excessive vitamin D can damage the kidneys and heart.
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This stuff is all just a bunch of cr** depending on who is "creating" the stats.
Just take a regular one a day vitamin, eat a "heart"y dinner, be happy and drink milk not soda.
US Gov: Stop feeding the school kids!!
Guess it's time to sue “Big Supplemental.”
It was only a year ago that the CDC was reporting that men in their 50’s were in need of vitimin D supplements.Now they’re saying just the opposite.
We just have to ignore these idiots before kill us.
The CDC is a different part of the gov't. The Institute of Medicine, another part, of the National Academy of Sciences, generated this opinion.
From the source:
The report's recommendations take into account nearly 1,000 published studies as well as testimony from scientists and stakeholders. A large amount of evidence, which formed the basis of the new intake values, confirms the roles of calcium and vitamin D in promoting skeletal growth and maintenance and the amounts needed to avoid poor bone health. The committee that wrote the report also reviewed hundreds of studies and reports on other possible health effects of vitamin D, such as protection against cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes. While these studies point to possibilities that warrant further investigation, they have yielded conflicting and mixed results and do not offer the evidence needed to confirm that vitamin D has these effects. Rigorous trials that yield consistent results are vital for reaching conclusions, as past experiences have shown. Vitamin E, for example, was believed to protect against heart disease before further studies disproved it.
Whose testimony from scientists and which stakeholders?
Based on available data, almost all individuals get sufficient vitamin D when their blood levels are at or above 20 nanograms per milliliter as it is measured in America, or 50 nanomoles per liter as measured in Canada.
How about some double blind, randomly controlled studies? IMHO, read the entire press release. Half of it is used to identify those on the board who agree with it.
FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.
Check out who is on the 'President's Club' of this outfit and then tell me there is another agenda....
Brief rundown -
Norman Augustine - Lockheed Martin Corporation
Donald Beall - Rockwell International Corporation
Malin Burnham - Cushman & Wakefield
Richard Foster - Investment & Advisory Services, LLC
Jack Gill - Vanguard Venture Partners
Jane Hirsh - Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Charles Holliday - Bank of America
Christopher Ireland - Cheskin Associates, Inc.
Irwin Jacobs - Qualcomm Incorporated
John McDonnell - McDonnell Douglas Corporation
John Reed - Citicorp
Sara Schupf - Sara Lee Corporation
Thomas Sutton - Pacific Life Insurance Company
Judy Swanson - The Swanson Foundation
Obfuscation is how they make the money.
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