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This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Contract No. 282-96-0033; Health Canada; the Institute of Medicine; the Dietary Reference Intakes Private Foundation Fund, including the Dannon Institute and the International Life Sciences Institute; and the Dietary Reference Intakes Corporate Donors' Fund. Contributors to the Fund include Roche Vitamins Inc.; Mead Johnson Nutrition Group; Daiichi Fine Chemicals, Inc.; Kemin Foods, Inc.; M&M Mars; Weider Nutrition Group; Nabisco Foods Group; U.S. Borax; and Natural Source Vitamin E Association. The opinions or conclusions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dietary reference intakes for vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and carotenoids : a report of the Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds, Subcommitties on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients and of Interpretation and Use of Dietary Reference Intakes, and the Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06949-1 (case) – ISBN 0-309-06935-1 (paper)

1. Antioxidants. 2. Reference values (Medicine). 3. Vitamin C. 4. Vitamin E. 5. Carotenoids. I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds.

[DNLM: 1. Nutritional Requirements. 2. Ascorbic Acid. 3. Carotenoids. 4. Reference Values. 5. Selenium. 6. Vitamin E. QU 145 D56566 2000]

QP801.A66 D53 2000

612.3′9–dc21

00-035521

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