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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).
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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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(e) Food consumption expressed as the ratio of kilocalories consumed to body weight.
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.
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.
The dietitians analyzed the flow sheets and determined the actual kilocalories and amount of fluid consumed at each visit (Strong et al., 2001).
Could you tell me what the difference is between kilocalories and kilojoules.
In the carbohydrates rich diet, around 58% of kilocalories came from carbs; the protein-rich diet replaced 10% of kilocalories from carbs with protein; and the unsaturated fat diet replaced 10% of kilocalories from carbs with unsaturated fats, for example, from avocados, nuts, and fish.
Metabolic age is a comparison between a person's basal metabolic rate (amount of energy or kilocalories you burn a day to keep your body functioning) against the average BMR for an age.
The heating value of bio-crude oil generated from coffee grounds is 6,000 kilocalories per kilogram, which is higher than 4,000 kilocalories produced using wood scraps.
"Our research showed that you can take two adults of the same weight and one can burn an extra 350 kilocalories [per day] simply by getting rid of labour-saving devices and moving more throughout the day." (For reference, an 70 kg person who spent 30 minutes on a stair machine would burn 223 calories.
KNBS defines food poverty as individuals unable to consume the minimum daily calorific requirement of 2,250 Kilocalories (Kcal) as per expenditures on food.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal, weighed and measured energy content of meals being served by eateries in RibeirEaAuo Preto (Brazil), Beijing (China), Kuopio (Finland), Accra (Ghana) and Bangalore (India) and found that 94 per cent of the most popular main dishes served in sit-down restaurants and 72 per cent of those purchased over the counter from fast food outlets contained more than 600 kilocalories (kcal).