estimated average requirement


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es·ti·ma·ted av·er·age re·quire·ment

(EAR) (es'ti-mā'ted av'răj rĕ-kwīr'mĕnt)
The daily intake of a specific nutrient estimated to meet the requirement in 50% of healthy people in an age- and gender-specific group. The EAR is used to calculate the recommended dietary allowance.

es·ti·ma·ted av·er·age re·quire·ment

(EAR) (es'ti-mā'ted av'răj rĕ-kwīr'mĕnt)
The daily intake of a specific nutrient estimated to meet the requirement in 50% of healthy people in an age- and gender-specific group.
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* Estimated average requirement: The EAR is the average daily nutrient intake level estimated to meet the requirement of half of the healthy individuals in a particular life-stage and gender group.
* Estimated average requirement (EAR) is the amount of a nutrient that meets the needs of 50% of healthy individuals within a population.
This approach is called the probability approach (3) and, among other things, requires knowing the estimated average requirement (EAR).
The four reference values are estimated average requirement, recommended dietary allowance, tolerable upper intake level, and adequate intake.
do not get the Estimated Average Requirement of essential micronutrients, including vitamins A, D, E and K, magnesium, calcium and potassium from their diet.
Dickinson and McKay found that reliance upon food alone to receive one's nutrients resulted in intake levels below the Estimated Average Requirement for many nutrients.
For children aged 7 to 10, the estimated average requirement of energy is 1970 kilocalories (kcal) a day for boys and 1740 kcal for girls.
The cut-off point of < 70% RDI corresponds approximately with the estimated average requirement that is now being recommended as one method for evaluation of adequacy of dietary intake of groups (6,7).
or Canadian census data to determine the proportions of each subgroup in the overall national population, and gives the largest subgroups the most weight when formulating DVs." The report also said that the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR), weighted by population, should be the basis for DVs whenever possible and if an EAR cannot be identified for a given nutrient, population-weighted Adequate Intakes should serve as the basis for percent DVs.
These are Estimated Average Requirements (EARs), Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), Adequate Intakes (AIs), Estimated Energy Requirements (EERs) and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels or Upper Levels (ULs).
Nutrient-based standards will also be introduced from September 2008, based on estimated average requirements of energy, protein, carbohydrate, fibre and other nutrients.

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