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Table 2 Micronutrient intake during calorie restriction intervention

From: Calorie restriction regime enhances physical performance of trained athletes

  Pre-RC RDA (%) Post-RC RDA (%)
Fiber (g) 16.4 ± 1.4   13.6 ± 0.8 *  
Calcium (mg) 848 ± 81 106% 729 ± 68 91%
Iron (mg) 12.2 ± 1.3 122% 8.5 ± 1.5 * 86%
Magnesium (mg) 270 ± 16 77% 223 ± 8 * 64%
Sodium (mg) 2616 ± 208   1922 ± 169 *  
Potassium (mg) 2599 ± 168 74% 2014 ± 91 * 58%
Phosphorus (mg) 1135 ± 115 162% 1056 ± 101 151%
Zinc (mg) 9.00 ± 0.65 60% 7.10 ± 0.33 * 47%
Carotenoids (μg) 1978 ± 312   1985 ± 226  
Folic acid (μg) 254 ± 37 64% 217 ± 21 54%
Niacin (mg) 22.3 ± 2.1 112% 17.0 ± 1.0 * 85%
Retinoid (μg) 613 ± 241   150 ± 17  
Riboflavin (mg) 1.60 ± 0.18 92% 1.30 ± 0.28 75%
Thiamine (mg) 1.31 ± 0.13 113% 1.12 ± 0.08 97%
Retinol (μg) 919 ± 260 92% 482 ± 42 48%
Pyridoxine (mg) 2.53 ± 0.65 139% 1.45 ± 0.08 83%
Calciferol (μg) 2.96 ± 0.50 77% 1.62 ± 0.25 * 58%
Tocopherol (μg) 9.22 ± 0.68 311% 7.00 ± 0.73 * 176%
Cobalamin (μg) 6.20 ± 1.20 152% 3.51 ± 0.25 * 125%
Ascorbic acid (mg) 91.1 ± 13.5 106% 74.7 ± 10.0 91%
  1. RDA recommended daily allowance, CESNAD 2010. Statistical analysis: Student’s test for unpaired data. (*) Significant differences between placebo and experimental, p < 0.05