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carbohydrates recommended daily allowance

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
About...: 60% of your total daily caloric intake should be in the form of carbohydrates. What is more important though for your health is your total daily calo ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
KINDS of carbs: Most resources suggest between 45% - 65% of foods to be carbohydrates, but that doesn't mean all bread! you need to be smart about the type of carbs ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Minimal potential: If you follow the recommendations there rarely are side effects. The most common are stomach issues - burps, abd pain, sometimes diarrhea. If you have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely yes: There have been studies showing that for specific diseases, such as heart disease, taking vitamins didn't show a benefit. But these studies have been ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Burke
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Men vs women: For men, about 4000 units a day. For women, about 2400 units a day. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor, as high levels of vitamin a can cause ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
CDC recommendation: The government recommendation is good one. In general maintain a health weight, exercise, have a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
20 years experience Bariatrics
Depends: Get your resting metabolism checked (measured or calculated) by a doctor or dietician who specializes in weight loss. They can then write a proper di ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on age: Recommended dietary allowances (rdas) for zinc [2] age male female pregnancy lactation 0–6 months 2 mg* 2 mg* 7–12 months 3 mg 3 mg ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Increase by 20-30%.: Breastfeeding increases your caloric consumption by 500-1000 kilocalories daily, therefore incease your protein intake accordingly by 20-30% compared ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Unnecessary : The food for man was already here when we arrived on earth. Carbohydrates are in simple form as in so much man made food. Complex carbohydrates occur ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See dietician : Carb loading before an endurance event( like a marathon) is common and generally thought to be helpful . Carb . Loading for a weight lifter who is com ... Read More

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