kilocalorie


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kilocalorie

[′kil·ə‚kal·ə·rē]
(thermodynamics)
A unit of heat energy equal to 1000 calories. Abbreviated kcal. Also known as kilogram-calorie (kg-cal); large calorie (Cal).

kilocalorie

The heat required to raise 1 kilogram of water 1°C; the equivalent of 1000 small calories. Also see calorie.
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This analysis accounted for the possible impact of WIHS study site (San Francisco or Chicago), household income, body mass index, heavy-intensity physical activity, and percent of kilocalories from sweets.
Average energy requirements of kilocalories (kcals) are 95 to 83 kcals/kg of body weight per day between 3 and 12 months of age as opposed to 29 to 37 kcals/kg per day for adults.
The strong positive correlations between fish/seafood APD and CVD mortality, and kilocalorie APD and CVD mortality rates found in the present study were not expected, since fish and seafood are often mentioned as cardio-protective foods, and excess kilocalories are often associated with increased, rather than decreased, CVD risk.
Could you tell me what the difference is between kilocalories and kilojoules.
All energy values must be expressed in kilocalorie and/or kilojoule per 100 grams/milliliters of formula or food.
Total, dietary and supplement intake of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 and kilocalorie intake were estimated from the questionnaire responses.
Thanks to the new Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, products will be required to display their energy value in kilojoules and kilocalories.
She notes that each has a different amount of calories: one gram of carbohydrates and protein is equivalent to four kilocalories while a gram of fat is nine kilocalories.
Overall, the total calories available per person per day is projected to increase to 2,730 kilocalories (kcal) by 2026, up from the 2,442 kcal last year.
Both diets were restricted by 500 kilocalories per day compared to an isocaloric intake for each individual.