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October 2002 Issue

New Guidelines Emphasize Exercise But Raise Cain About Sugar

The National Academy of Sciences has just released a major revision of the nutrient recommendations for carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber and activity. Here are the report highlights: Macronutrients: Healthy Americans should get 45% to 65% of their calories from carbs, 20% to 35% from fat and 10% to 35% from protein. For 1,500 calories, that translates into:

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