Protein dietary reference intakes may be inadequate for vegetarians if low amounts of animal protein are consumed.

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OBJECTIVE The health benefits of vegetarian diets are well-recognized; however, long-term adherence to these diets may be associated with nutrient inadequacies, particularly vitamins B12 and D, calcium, iron, zinc, and protein. The dietary reference intakes (DRIs) expert panels recommended adjustments to the iron, zinc, and calcium DRIs for vegetarians to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2010.08.024

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