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Subject:  Re: Average American Carb Intake Date:  12/6/2002  11:57 AM
Author:  impolite Number:  3513 of 32407

This is all I could find:

"For 10 weeks, 24 mid-life women all above ideal weight ate 1,700-calories-a-day diets. One group ate according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid – 55 percent carbohydrates, 15 percent protein (or 68 grams per day) and 30 percent fat. The experimental group ate a modified daily diet of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein (125 grams a day) and 30 percent fat."

Acoording to my rough calculations, the first group ate 249 grams of carbs a day (total diet of 453 grams of food), and the second group ate an average of 181 grams a day (total diet of about 453 grams).


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