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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2005

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids

Description of Resource: 
This report establishes a set of reference values for dietary energy and macronutrients for healthy individuals and populations in the United States and Canada. The report includes guidelines for partitioning energy sources (Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges) compatible with decreasing the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases, and also provides a definition for dietary fiber. The association between obesity and dietary fat, dietary carbohydrate, dietary fiber, and physical activity are individually discussed and referenced.

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Developed By: 
National Academy of Sciences
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
Panel on Macronutrients, Panel on the Definition of Dietary Fiber, Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients, Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes, and the Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids [Internet]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2005 [cited 2013 Jan 17]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10490