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Table 5 The percentages of total carbohydrates, lipids (saturated fat, monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat) and protein from Kuwaiti fencers' dietary intake

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

Variables Percentages (%) ± SD Normal Range † P value
Total Carbohydrates 47.8%* ± 1.70 55 - 65% .000
Total Fat 35.6%* ± 1.66 25 - 35% .000
Saturated Fat 16.5%* ± .84 7-10% .000
Monounsaturated Fat 11.1%* ± .46 5-10% .000
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.0%* ± .64 5-7% .000
Total Protein 16.6%* ± .80 10 - 15% .000
  1. *: p < 0.05 significantly different from RDA values.
  2. American College of Sports Medicine - American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada American Heart Association recommendation