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close this bookEnergy and Protein requirements, Proceedings of an IDECG workshop, November 1994, London, UK, Supplement of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1994, 198 pages)
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close this folderEnergy requirements of adults: an update on basal metabolic rates (BMRs) and physical activity levels (PALs)
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close this folderEnergy requirements and dietary energy recommendations for children and adolescents 1 to 18 years old
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close this folderThe requirements of adult man for indispensable amino acids
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close this folderAppendix Criteria for valid nitrogen balance measurement of protein requirements
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Nancy F Butte

Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Descriptors: energy requirements, energy intake, energy expenditure, energy cost of growth, infancy

The Advisory Group of IDECG recommended that select parts of the 1985 FAO/WHO/UNU Report on energy and protein requirements be reviewed for possible revision and updating. The specific questions posed were:

1. Do the 1985 recommendations need to be revised: what are the main arguments for or against a revision ?
2. What would your recommendations be at this point in time?
3. What additional work would need to be done to resolve problems that persist in this area?