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Why should I consider reducing my family's fortified nutrient intake?

Environmental Working Group recommends that parents give their children products with no more than 20-25% of the adult daily value for vitamin A, zinc and niacin, and monitor their children’s intake of these and other foods so kids do not get too much of these nutrients. Because too much vitamin A can cause birth defects, pregnant women should watch their intake of products fortified with vitamin A, especially if they are taking a vitamin pill. Older adults should also carefully monitor vitamin A in their diets and supplements in order to avoid the risks of osteoporosis and hip fractures associated with high vitamin A intake.

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