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SUMMARY

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is a generic term for a set of nutrient reference values that includes the Estimated Average Requirement, the Recommended Dietary Allowance, the Adequate Intake, and the Tolerable Upper Intake Level. These reference values are being developed for specific life stage and gender groups in a joint U.S. and Canadian activity. This report—one volume in a series—covers the DRIs for water and the electrolytes potassium, sodium, chloride, and sulfate.

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