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Daily Reference Values (DRVs)
The daily reference value (DRV) is a number of statistics assigned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the optimum diet, both in overall amount and in type. The DRV for adults and children over the age of 4, based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day suggests that about 30 percent of all calories can be fat (about 65 g), of which just a bit less than a third of it (20 g) should be saturated fat. ...