• Estimation of protein requirements in Indian pregnant women using a whole-body potassium counter

    4 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundThe 2007 World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization/United Nations University recommendation for the Estimated Average Requirement of additional protein during pregnancy for a gestational weight gain of 12 kg is 6.7 and 21.7 g/d in the second and the third trimester, respectively. This EAR is based on measurements of potassium accretion in high-income country pregnant women. It is not known if low- to middle-income country, but well-nourished, pregnant women have comparable requirements.ObjectiveWe aimed to estimate total body potassium accretion during...
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