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Carbohydrate Intake in College Students

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Active females noted a mean energy intake of 7532.3kJ and expenditure of 9624kJ, while inactive females an energy intake of 5740.7kJ and expenditure of 8840.4kJ
Active males recorded 10992.7kJ mean Energy intake and 11980.3kJ energy expenditure, while inactive males recorded a mean energy intake of 8499.2kJ and mean expenditure of 9861.3kJ
There is no significant difference between carbohydrate intake of active and inactive students and therefore the HO is accepted (t=1.97, d.f.=389, P=0.77).
Discussion
The subject data represented in the table above indicate high energy expenditure and low energy intake, in comparison to the recommended adult daily intake of 8700kJ per day (Australian Government Department of Health 2006). However, this figure can greatly vary due to natural variations in gender, bodyweight and energy expenditure levels. The numerical similarity of the two values indicates the subject’s requirement for a greater energy intake, which is consistent with the recorded weight fluctuations.
In the analysis of data from subject’s mean energy intake from carbohydrates, fat and protein, there is little variation in comparison to the recommended energy intake of 58% energy from carbohydrates, 30% energy from fats and 12% from proteins (United States senate, as cited by Palgi. A). As a result, the individual can be classified as having a balanced diet in terms of carbohydrate, fat and protein intake. Furthermore, the subject can be concluded as active, as they
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