Dietary Reference Intakes. Definition

Medical Definition: Dietary Reference Intakes

DRI (for its acronym in English). Set of guidelines developed by scientists in the United States and Canada to provide information about the role of nutrients in human health. These guidelines include the Reference Daily Intakes (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 (Recommended Dietary Allowances [RDA]. Also called DRI.

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