Malnutrition and Nutritional Support in Alcoholic Liver Disease: a Review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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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Cited Authors

  • Chao, A; Waitzberg, D; de Jesus, RP; Bueno, AA; Kha, V; Allen, K; Kappus, M; Medici, V

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 65 -

PubMed ID

  • 27787787

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-312X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11894-016-0539-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States