The complete report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1998 is now out. Obtain a copy of the comprehensive report entitled: Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements, FAO 2001 from the FAO website: www.fao.org/es/esn/vitrni/vitrni.html. You can view the whole book on screen or save the pdf file. You will need an Acrobat Reader for this purpose.
This 303 page report deals with the recommended nutrient intakes (NRI) for 13 vitamins and 6 minerals. Chapter 2 discusses meeting needs for vitamins and minerals through food-based approaches. The last chapter discusses requirements for dietary antioxidants.
Dr Tee E Siong
Nutrition Society of Malaysia