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Fundamentals of Human Nutrition/Zinc

ZincEdit

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8.3.2.1 SourcesEdit

8.3.2.2 FunctionsEdit

8.3.2.3 RequirementsEdit

The table below provides the Dietary Reference Intakes for Zinc (Otten, Hellwig & Meyers, 2006).

EAR (mg/day) RDA (mg/day) AI (mg/day) UL (mg/day)
Age males females males females
0–6 months 2 4
7–12 months 2.5 2.5 3 3 5
1–3 years 2.5 2.5 3 3 7
4–8 years 4.0 4.0 5 5 12
9–13 years 7.0 7.0 8 8 23
14–18 years 8.5 7.3 11 9 34
19–50 years 9.4 6.8 11 8 40
≥ 51 years 9.4 6.8 11 8 40
Pregnancy
14–18 years 10.5 12 34
19–50 years 9.5 11 40
Lactation
14–18 years 10.9 13 34
19–50 years 10.4 12 40

EAR = Estimated Average Requirement
RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance
AI = Adequate Intake
UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level

References

Otten, J. J., Hellwig, J. P., & Meyers, L. D. (2006). Dietary reference intakes: The essential guide to nutrient requirements. National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11537.html

8.3.2.4 ImbalanceEdit