Less than 6% of the adult American public consumes below the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) of phosphorus (580 mg/day) (Fulgoni et al., 2011). NHANES data (2003–2006) indicate the typical phosphorus intake among adult Americans is nearly 1,300 mg/day, whereas the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for phosphorus among this population is approximately 700 mg/day (Institute of Medicine, 1997). Inorganic phosphorus in the food supply is quite small, whereas the majority of dietary phospho…

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