Adverse effects

In the toxicological sense, defined symptoms of poor or undesirable health resulting from consumption of a toxin or excess amounts of a nutrient.

Adult male equivalent

The energy intake of each family member in proportion to the energy intake of an adult male. The AME of an adult male is always assumed to be 1; while AME for a child aged 2-3 years is about 0.37 AME; for an adult woman (18-29 years), neither pregnant nor lactating, is about 0.74 AME; …

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Adequate Intake

A recommended average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined approximations or estimates of nutrient intake by a group (or groups) of apparently healthy people who are assumed to have adequate status; used when an RDA cannot be determined.

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