acceptable macronutrient distribution range

ac·cept·a·ble mac·ro·nu·tri·ent dis·tri·bu·tion range

(AMDR) (ak-sep'tă-bĕl mak'rō-nū'trē-ĕnt dis'tri-byū'shŭn rānj)
A range of intakes for a particular energy source that is associated with reduced risk of chronic disease while providing adequate intakes of essential nutrients. Expressed as a percentage of totalenergy intake, AMDRs have been established for protein, carbohydrate, fat, and linoleic (n-6) and alpha-linolenic (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids.
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In the NRVs, suggested dietary targets for reduction of chronic disease risk were set at the 90th percentile of current population intake for selected micronutrients, dietary fibre and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and, for macronutrients, an acceptable macronutrient distribution range (AMDR) was set for protein at 15-25% energy, for fat at 20-35% energy, and for carbohydrate at 45-65%.
If an EAR hasn't been established for a given nutrient, the adequate intake or acceptable macronutrient distribution range should be used.
There is also an acceptable macronutrient distribution range identified, giving guidance on the balance between protein, fat and carbohydrate.

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