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rec·om·mend·ed daily allowance

also rec·om·mend·ed dietary allowance (rĕk′ə-mĕn′dĭd)
n. Abbr. RDA
The amount of a nutrient or the amount of calories recommended for a person to consume daily, especially the amount of specific vitamins and minerals recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Studies have found that on an average, 2 cups of milk every day give 27 percent RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of protein to the human body.
The researchers learned that more than one-quarter (28 per cent) of very old adults in North-East England had protein intakes below the recommended dietary allowance. The researchers noted that older adults who have more chronic health conditions may also have different protein requirements.
The daily Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin D is 600 international units (IU) for women ages 19 to 50 and 800 IU for women age 51 and older.
-- The Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein--the amount needed to meet the basic nutritional requirement--is only 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, according to Harvard Health Publishing and Harvard Medical School.
There also is mounting research that suggests the recommended dietary allowance per day in the U.S.
Amazingly, the average banana contains a whopping 425 mgs of potassium, about 11% of the recommended dietary allowance.
Researchers fed 29 men who were over age 70 diets that contained either the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein or double the RDA.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is 800 IU (international units) per day for adults age 70 and older and 600 IU for anyone younger.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for iodine during pregnancy is 220 pg per day.
Also, they need not consume more than the recommended dietary allowance of calcium, magnesium, or vitamin [B.sub.12].
This product will provide the Recommended Dietary Allowance ( RDA) of omega- 3 for children in one serving, officials said.
The calorie intake of adolescent girls was less than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for their age.

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