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Micronutrients intake mapped out

7 October 2013, AlpahGalileo — “…The definition of which minerals and vitamins are considered micronutrients is quite unified throughout Europe. The recommendations for daily amounts that are required, however, vary widely. Taking the example of neighbouring countries such as Belgium and France, “[these countries] might have completely different recommendations for micronutrients [even though they] normally should be similar because [people in these countries] have similar eating habits or similar cultures,” says Eva Grammatikaki, scientific and EC project manager at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI Europe) in Brussels, Belgium. Grammatikaki is also the project coordinator of an EU-funded research project called EURRECA , a network created in response to the disparities of recommendations throughout Europe. …”

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