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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Ingestas Alimentarias de Referencia

Dietary Reference Intakes (DY-uh-TAYR-ee REH-feh-rens )
A set of guidelines developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists to give information about the role of nutrients in human health. These guidelines include the Reference Daily Intakes (RDI), which are the recommended amounts of nutrients to be eaten each day to meet the needs of most healthy people. This system replaced the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). Also called DRI.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.