2020 CRN symposium paper published

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WASHINGTON— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced that CRN’s 2020 “Science in Session” proceedings manuscript was published on May 28 in the journal, Nutrients.

The paper, “Beyond Nutrient Deficiency – Opportunities to Improve Nutritional Status and Promote Health Modernizing DRIs and Supplementation Recommendations,” provides a review of CRN’s 2020 “Science in Session” virtual event. In the review, the authors propose revisions to the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) based on intake levels that would provide cells, organs and tissues with access to adequate amounts of micronutrients (and bioactives) to function optimally.

Specifically, the authors recommend:

  • Updating DRIs for vitamin K and magnesium
  • Establishing DRIs for lutein and omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA

And given the continued interest in personalized nutrition, the authors also advocate for greater research investment in validating biomarkers and metabolic health measures, as well as the development and use of inexpensive diagnostic devices. The authors advise that this will allow for objective evaluations of an individual’s nutritional status, and serve to provide personalized nutrition guidance.


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