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TABLE 4-3 Energy and Protein Intake by Male Soldiers: Recent Studies

Study

N

Ration Type

Energy (kcal)

Protein (g)

% Energy

Pohakuloa, 1984 (F)*, (Askew et al., 1986)

 

MRE

2,273

99

17.4

Ft. Riley, 1986 (G), (Szeto et al., 1987)

43

A

3,112

123

15.8

Ft. Lewis, 1986 (G), (Szeto et al., 1987)

31

A

3,173

125

15.8

Ft. Devens I, 1987 (G), (Szeto et al., 1988)

54

A

2,978

111

14.9

Ft. Devens II, 1988 (G), (Szeto et al., 1989)

52

A

3,165

132

16.6

Alaska, 1989 (F), (Edwards et al., 1989)

31

MRE

2,009*

91§

NA

Ft. Chaffee, 1991 (F), (Thomas et al., 1995)

34

MRE + pouch bread

2,462

103

16.7

Ft. Chaffee, 1991 (F), (Thomas et al., 1995)

32

A

2,911

126

17.3

Chocolate Mtn., (F), (Tharion et al., 1997) 1994

31

UGR

2,631

105

15.9

Chocolate Mtn., 1994 (F), (Tharion et al., 1997)

32

UGR + Suppl

3,050

93

12.2

Ft. Polk, 1995 (G), (Cline et al., 1997)

38

A

3,003

103

13.7

Hunter Army Airfield, 1996 (G), (Champagne et al., 1997)

73

A

2,773

98

14.1

Hunter Army Airfield, 1996 (F), (Champagne et al., 1997)

31

MRE

2,439

86

14.1

Average G

 

 

3,034

115

15.2

Average F

 

 

2,587

104

16.1

NOTE: MRE, Meal Ready-to-Eat; UGR, Unitized Group Ration; NA, not available.

* F = Field study.

† G = Garrison study.

‡ Carbohydrate beverage supplement provided ad libitum.

§ Data reported as mean of days, not mean of individuals.



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