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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The importance of macronutrients was highlighted in a study of rural Guatemalan children during 1969-1989 who received high-calorie or low-calorie protein supplements.
MACROS is basically short for macronutrients, an umbrella term for the three key food groups we all require to live and keep everything in healthy, working order: carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Appetite levels and consumption of calories and macronutrients at the early evening ad libitum buffet were comparable between groups.
The presence of soil fatigue which is reflected in terms of macronutrient soil deficiencies indicates that levels of the deficient soil nutrients were present in quantities below the prescribed critical limits required for optimum wheat yield levels in the selected wheat growing districts of Punjab.
Diets restricted in energy and carbohydrate (CHO) are likely to be successful in the clinical management of GDM (10), but the most effective macronutrient distribution for treatment and achievement of optimal compliance is still unknown (11).
Qu said in particular, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is highly recommended because it meets micronutrient and macronutrient and fiber requirements without adding substantially to overall energy requirements.
The foliar macronutrient data obtained for the forests under study enable us to state that the mean concentrations of nitrogen, potassium and magnesium in leaves were highest in the oak stands on the north coast of Galicia.
Unitech, with some 100 employees and annual net sales of about NZD50m (USD39m/EUR30m), makes and sells micronutrient and macronutrient blends for the Asian human nutrition and health sector.
In view of the above discussion, the present investigation was undertaken to access the macronutrient status of the elderly.