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ferent. Therefore, the values are the same for women and older adults.

Molybdenum EAR and RDA Summary, Ages 19 Years and Older

EAR for Men

19–50 years

34 μg/day of molybdenum

51–70 years

34 μg/day of molybdenum

> 70 years

34 μg/day of molybdenum

EAR for Women

19–50 years

34 μg/day of molybdenum

51–70 years

34 μg/day of molybdenum

> 70 years

34 μg/day of molybdenum

The number of molybdenum levels in the adult depletion/repletion study was very limited, and the number of subjects was low. Thus, a CV of 15 percent is used; the RDA is defined as the EAR plus twice the CV to cover the needs of 97 to 98 percent of the individuals in the group (therefore, for molybdenum the RDA is set at 130 percent of the EAR). The calculated RDA was rounded up.

RDA for Men

19–50 years

45 μg/day of molybdenum

51–70 years

45 μg/day of molybdenum

> 70 years

45 μg/day of molybdenum

RDA for Women

19–50 years

45 μg/day of molybdenum

51–70 years

45 μg/day of molybdenum

> 70 years

45 μg/day of molybdenum

Pregnancy

Evidence Considered in Estimating the Average Requirement

No direct data are available for determining the additional daily requirement for molybdenum during pregnancy. The additional molybdenum requirement during pregnancy is determined by extrapolating up from adolescent and adult women as described in Chapter 2. Carmichael and coworkers (1997) reported that the median weight gain of 7,002 women who had good pregnancy outcomes was 16 kg. No consistent relationship between maternal age



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