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Table 3 The energy expenditure and macronutrients intake of Kuwaiti fencers

From: Comparison of diet consumption, body composition and lipoprotein lipid values of Kuwaiti fencing players with international norms

Macronutrients Fencing Players (mean ± SD) Normal Range (RDA) P value
Energy (Kcal) 3459.2* ± 916.9 2655 (calorie/d) 0.005
Total Carbohydrates (g/d) 393.4* ± 111.9 300 (g/d) 0.005
Total Fat (g/d) 145.4* ± 58.3 80 (g/d) 0.01
Saturated Fat (g/d) 48.8* ± 14.7 28 (g/d) 0.02
Monounsaturated Fat (g/d) 52.9* ± 16.3 34 (g/d) 0.006
Polyunsaturated Fat (g/d) 43.8* ± 18.3 17 (g/d) 0.000
Total Protein (g/d) 144.2* ± 42.3 58 (g/d) 0.000
Fiber (g/d) 14.85* ± 3.97 38 (g/d) 0.000
Cholesterol (mg/d) 467.8* ± 180.0 300 (mg/d) 0.004
  1. * p < 0.05 significantly different from RDA values.
  2. RDA = recommended dietary allowance. Established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, the RDA is the average daily dietary intake level of a nutrient sufficient to meet the requirements of nearly all healthy individuals in a specific life stage and gender group.
  3. The FDA estimates that the average daily intake of trans fat in the U.S. population is about 5.8 grams or 2.6 percent of calories per day for individuals 20 years of age and older.
  4. The calories calculators based on Harris Benedict Equation and Dietary Reference Intakes, Institute of Medicine (IOM), 2005. Adapted by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.