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Table 8 Mineral Intake: Estimate of the prevalence of inadequacy at 6 and 12 months

From: Nutrient adequacy during weight loss interventions: a randomized study in women comparing the dietary intake in a meal replacement group with a traditional food group

Variable per day EAR cutoff 6 mo TFG 6 mo MRG 12 mo TFG 12 mo MRG
Calcium (mg) 1000* .99 .52 1.00 .70
Phosphorus (mg) 580 0 .02 .01 .01
Magnesium (mg) 265 .54 .12 .76 .19
Iron (mg) 8.1 .05 .15 .10 .06
Zinc (mg) 6.8 .11 .19 N/A .19
Copper (mg) 0.7 .02 .04 .13 .07
Selenium (mcg) 45 .00 .02 .00 .00
Potassium (mg)* 4700* N/A N/A N/A N/A
  1. EAR = Estimated average requirement
  2. *AI = Adequate intake. No EAR has been established.
  3. N/A = The adjusted distribution was not available using the cut-point method of analysis.
  4. TFG = Traditional Food Group, MRG = Meal Replacement Group