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Diet Composition-Macronutrients - Share in total Dietary Energy Consumption of Proteins - countries ranking

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Contribution of Proteins in total Dietary consumption. 2) For high quality proteins, the requirements for most people can be met by providing 8-10% of total energy as protein. For predominantly vegetable-based, mixed diets, which are common in developing country settings, 10-12% is suggested to account for lower digestibility and increased incidence of diarrhoea disease. In the case of the elderly, where energy intake is low, protein should represent 12-14% of total energy.