Half of Americans Deficient in Key Nutrients


| 12/28/2007 12:00:00 AM


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Fewer than 50 percent of Americans are getting adequate levels of five important nutrients, according to the updated Community Nutrition Map (CNP), hosted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Searchable by state, the CNP also lists nationwide statistics. The following intake levels show the percentage of the U.S. population that gets adequate quantities of these nutrients:



Vitamin A: 45.7%
Calcium: 44.1%
Potassium: 23.4%
Fiber: 21.4%
Vitamin E: 18.6%

Nutrient deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of chronic disease. To find out which foods contain the highest amounts of these nutrients, search the USDA's National Nutrient Database.






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