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    Macronutrients are nutrients the body needs in large quantities, such as fats, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and water. The exact quantity of macronutrients needed for an individual depends on multiple factors such as height, weight, sex, physical activity level, and medical...


    Micronutrients are nutrients the body needs in small quantities, such as vitamins and minerals. Micronutrient deficiencies can occur when an individual is restricting calorie intake for weight loss or management, not consuming an adequate amount of food to meet energy...

    Malnutrition and Dietary Intake Modification

    The average adult needs 1 to 2 g protein/kg of body weight and 25 to 30 kcal/kg of body weight per day. Caloric needs in adults differ based on height, weight, activity level, and disease state. Malnutrition is defined as an imbalance of nutrition, including lack of adequate...

    Chronic Disease Management

    Dietary modifications can help to prevent and manage many chronic diseases. The Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diets emphasize consumption of fruits and vegetables while reducing intake of red meat. These diets are supported by well...




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