Nutrition in cirrhosis and chronic liver disease

Wassem Juakiem, Dawn M. Torres, Stephen A. Harrison*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Nutrition has not been a primary focus of many medical conditions despite its importance in the development and the severity of these diseases. This is certainly the case with nutrition and end-stage liver disease despite the well-established association of nutritional deficiencies and increased rates of complications and mortality in cirrhosis. This review provides an overview of nutrition in chronic liver disease with an emphasis on its pathogenesis as well as ways to assess nutritional status and intervene in an effort to improve nutrition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-190
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Management
  • Nutrition

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