Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

Using information from Question 8, how would you determine the protein needs of JT in Case Study 18.1? Hint: He weighs 235 lb (107 kg).

Summary Introduction

To determine: The protein requirements of Person J who weighs 235 lb (107 kg).

Introduction: The amount of nutrient intake for an individual is usually assessed based on the Recommended Dietary Allowance () and the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (ADMR) guidelines. RDA values are related to the amount of nutrient and calorie intake per day, while AMDR is based on the percentage of calories of particular macronutrients.


Person J is a 71-year-old retired computer company executive with height 5 ft 9 in and weight 235 lb at the time of annual checkup. He visits the health club irregularly, and his nutrition is based on microwave dinners or pizza and occasionally drinks beer at the bar. His wife died last year, and two years ago, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The doctor is concerned with his family’s history of heart diseases.

The recommended dietary allowance for protein in older adults is 0.8 g per kg of body weight. When aging, the body loses muscle, but the protein requirement of the body remains the same...

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