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Table 2 Average nutrient intake of linemen compared to the DRI

From: Nutrition practices and knowledge among NCAA Division III football players

Nutrient Dietary Intake (M ± SD) DRI for Average Linemana P Value
Energy, kcals 5225.4 ± 1693.6 4552.9 .268
Total carbohydrate, ga,b 649.2 ± 261.5 911.2 .017d
Dietary fiber, g 45.8 ± 18.5 63.7 .020d
Protein, gc 225.0 ± 89.6 182.2 .190
Total fat, g 192.5 ± 60.2 141.7 .035d
Saturated fat, g 61.3 ± 17.3 45.5 .026d
MUFA, g 49.0 ± 15.7 50.6 .769
PUFA, g 29.2 ± 9.3 45.5 .001d
Omega-3 s, g 2.4 ± 0.7 4.6 <.001d
Omega-6 s, g 25.5 ± 8.7 40.5 .001d
Dietary cholesterol, mg 957.6 ± 406.3 300.0 .001d
Sodium, mg 9404.3 ± 3390.5 2300.0 <.001d
Potassium, mg 6298.1 ± 1986.5 4700.0 .042d
  1. DRI Dietary Reference Intake, MUFA monounsaturated fatty acids, PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acids
  2. aDRI for average lineman was calculated for a standardized individual with the average body mass, height, age and activity level of the linemen subgroup
  3. bDRI for carbohydrate based off of 8 g/kg
  4. cDRI for protein based off 1.6 g/kg
  5. dSignificant difference