|Wallace, Taylor - George Mason University|
|Blumberg, Jeffrey - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
|Johnson, Elizabeth - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
|Shao, Andrew - Herbalife|
Submitted to: Advances in Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/25/2014
Publication Date: 1/15/2015
Citation: Wallace, T.C., Blumberg, J.B., Johnson, E.J., Shao, A. 2015. Dietary bioactives: establishing a scientific framework for recommended intakes. Advances in Nutrition. 6:1-4. https://doi.org/10.3945/an.114.007294.
Technical Abstract: Research has shown that numerous dietary bioactive components that are not considered essential may still be beneficial to health. The dietary reference intake (DRI) process has been applied to nonessential nutrients, such as fiber, yet the majority of bioactive components await a recommended intake. Despite a plethora of new research over the past several years on the health effects of bioactives, it is possible that the field may never reach a point where the current DRI framework is suitable for these food components. If bioactives are to move toward dietary guidance, they will likely require an alternative path to get there.