Long-latency deficiency disease: insights from calcium and vitamin D
This article contains one of the more powerful quotes I have come across in awhile…”Because the intakes required to prevent many of the long-latency disorders are higher than those required to prevent the respective index diseases, recommendations based solely on preventing the index diseases are no longer biologically defensible.” Wow. Basically, continuing to rely on the RDAs for our level of nutrition can no longer be done based on what we now know. So, if you want to prevent scurvy, make sure you get 75 mg/day.
AJCN — Abstracts: Heaney 78 (5): 912.