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Malnutrition and Nutritional Support in Alcoholic Liver Disease: a Review

Chao, A., Waitzberg, D.P., de Jesus, R.P., Bueno, Allain ORCID:, Kha, V., Allen, K., Kappus, M. and Medici, V. (2016) Malnutrition and Nutritional Support in Alcoholic Liver Disease: a Review. Current Gastroenterology Reports, 18 (65). ISSN 1522-8037 Online: 1534-312X

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Malnutrition is associated with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and related complications such as hepatic encephalopathy and increased rate of infections. Avoidance of prolonged fasting and overly restrictive diets is important to avoid poor nutrition. Adequate intake of calories, protein, and micronutrients via frequent small meals and evening supplements and/or enteral and parenteral nutrition when indicated has been associated with reduced mortality and morbidity in patients with ALD. Modification of protein/fat sources and composition in addition to probiotic supplementation are promising interventions for decreased progression of ALD and its complications.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: alcoholic liver disease, diet, nutrition, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Allain Bueno
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:14

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