Sunday, November 05, 2006

Debating the research agenda for the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)

The National Academies Press has released the online pre-publication version of a Research Synthesis Workshop Summary, full to the brim with arcane debates over the research agenda for Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), which are the scientific reference intakes and tolerable upper intake levels for various nutrients. These DRIs have a major though perhaps indirect policy influence, serving as a central input to Nutrition Facts labels and other important policy documents such as the periodic Dietary Guidelines for Americans.