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Nutrition in Alcoholic Liver Disease: An Update.
Styskel B, Natarajan Y, Kanwal F. Nutrition in Alcoholic Liver Disease: An Update. Clinics in liver disease. 2019 Feb 1; 23(1):99-114.
Malnutrition is a change in body composition owing to disordered nutrition associated with a decrease in function and poor clinical outcomes. Malnutrition can result from overnutrition, undernutrition and inflammatory activity. Patients with alcoholic liver disease are at increased risk for malnutrition. In this article, we discuss the different methods used to assess malnutrition, prevalence of malnutrition, potential mechanisms underlying malnutrition, and its treatments in patients with alcoholic liver disease.