macronutrient


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macronutrient

[¦mak·rō′nü·trē·ənt]
(biochemistry)
An element required by animals or plants in large amounts.
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Understanding Components of Nutrition - The macronutrients, carbohydrates and glucose needs, protein and amino acids, fats and their vital role in human function, water as a macronutrient and the Glycemic Index.
While the consumption of energy-deficit diets is considered to be very significant for obesity treatment, the most appropriate macronutrient composition of diet therapy needed to improve metabolic health remains controversial.
This book outlines and addresses the metabolic factors and related diseases that contribute to CVD, including brief introductions to metabolic pathways including lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, macronutrient fuel partitioning, insulin action and body weight regulation.
These include eating five times a day, eating carbs with other macronutrient dense foods, the importance of all macronutrients, consuming more fiber and water, de-stressing, and getting enough sleep.
Energy intake and eating behaviour, as expressed by macronutrient selection, were evaluated using a daily diet diary.
In another study, Italian adults with the Metabolic Syndrome were randomized to a "Mediterranean" diet or a "prudent" diet, both with similar macronutrient composition.
Coverage includes mechanisms that control food intake; the role played by appetitive cues; preingestive motivational, cognitive, and orosensory processes influencing food acquisition; the processing of ingesta; intestinal and postabsorptive signaling systems and metabolism; and the micro- and macronutrient composition of foods linked to ingestive behavior and the physiologic consequences of consumption.
Design and methods: Foods commonly consumed by 16 adults with diabetes were grouped by macronutrient content and type of fat to form a set of reference food groups for dietary advice.
The two breakfasts were instant oatmeal and ready-to-eat cereal, which were similar in energy, but differed in macronutrient composition, processing characteristics, effects on digestion and metabolism, and glycemic score.
Chomps has also made a change to the macronutrient profile of this new snack stick with an increase to 9g of protein.
Resting metabolic rate, sleeping metabolic rate, and macronutrient intake and oxidation were also similar between groups.
The appendices present data on vegetarian and non-vegetarian micronutrient and macronutrient intakes, serum lipid levels, blood pressure and anthropometry, all in tabular form.