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Study of dietary intake of micro and macronutrients and comparison with the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)


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Author Details : Navneet Agrawal, Ambrish Singh, Seema Rana*

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 10-12


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Abstract

Introduction: For the prevention of symptoms of deficiency and to maintain satisfactory level of the nutrient in the body, consumption of nutrients as par Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is very important.
Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the level of micro and macro nutrients consumption among the study participants and their comparison with the current RDA recommendation.
Materials and Methods: Five hundred and two patients and their attendants visiting the OPD of Diabetes, Obesity & Thyroid Center, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh for their routine follow ups were studied. Sociodemographic details including age, sex, height and weight were recorded. Dietary recall of two days was taken on a predesigned proforma. Details of the intake of various macronutrients and micronutrients were estimated by Dietcal software.
Results: Mean age of study participants was 44.51±12.53 years with male preponderance (51.8%). Females were found to consume less macronutrients (p<0>
Conclusion: Present study population had lower amount of protein, higher amount of fats and carbohydrates intake; micronutrients intake was also very low as compared to RDA.

Keywords: Recommended daily allowance, Nutritional deficiency, India, macronutrients, Micronutrients.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijnmhs.2020.003

How to cite : Agrawal N, Singh A, Rana S , Study of dietary intake of micro and macronutrients and comparison with the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2020;3(1):10-12

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