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%.
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