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TOWHEE's Photo TOWHEE Posts: 3,075
7/8/14 1:30 P

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Thanks to all.

It's frustrating when websites of "trusted" organizations don't always agree within their organization. I guess it's time to write a letter to the NIH and tell them what we've found.







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7/8/14 12:13 P

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Thanks, ANARIE, for doing that research!

The SparkPeople dietitian provided this info to me:

I think there may be an error in the report from the NIH. This link shows that the NIH is stating that the amount is 90 micrograms for both adult males and females based on the Institute of Medicine, Adequate Intake amount.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0
02407.htm


HOWEVER, we use the Institute of Medicine, Adequate Intake amount and this is actually 90 for females and 120 for males. See this chart for the actual report:

www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files
/Nutrition/DRIs/DRI_Vitamins.pdf


So I think the error is with that NIH information, and the answer in our trivia question is correct.

Hope this helps!

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7/8/14 11:24 A



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There seems to be a discrepancy. The National Academies/Food and Nutrition Board lists different reference values by gender:

iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/SummaryDRIs/~
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n/DRIs/RDA%20and%20AIs_Vitamin%20and%2
0Elements.pdf


The public-oriented NIH medline plus site gives the same value for both genders:

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0
02407.htm


My wild guess is that the NIH info is older, because they refer to "RDA" instead of reference value, but I'm sure somebody at Spark can look into it more deeply.



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7/7/14 11:54 P

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Thank you Merle



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7/7/14 10:47 P

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Hi,

I will ask the coaches to take a look and see if that needs to be updated.

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7/7/14 10:11 P

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"7/7/2014 - Question 1

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True or False: Men need more vitamin K each day than women do.

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Explanation
The recommended daily vitamin-K intake for adult males is 120 micrograms; women need 90 micrograms daily."

According to the National Institute of Health, the requirement for Vitamin K is the same for adult males and adult females - 90 mcg/day



"Adolescents and Adults

Males and females age 14 - 18: 75 mcg/day
Males and females age 19 and older: 90 mcg/day"


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