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Measure: Percent Energy from Fat   #050800

Definition:

A measure to estimate an individual’s usual intake of percentage energy from fat.

Purpose:

Fat is an essential nutrient for health. In addition to supplying energy, fat contains essential fatty acids and carries some fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids into the blood stream. Percentage of energy from fat, especially saturated fat, has been associated in some studies with increased coronary heart disease (CHD), obesity and certain types of cancer.

Protocols:

Keywords:

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, obesity, PFat

Measure Release Date: October 1, 2015

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