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Importance and benefits of nutritional support:

Disease-related malnutrition adversely affects clinical outcomes in different conditions

Malnutrition is frequently triggered by certain diseases.
Most common diseases associated with malnutrition are:

  • Gastrointestinal diseases (e.g. inflammatory bowel disease/IBD)
  • Pulmonological diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/COPD)
  • Oncological diseases (e.g. gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, head & neck cancer)
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Malnutrition decreases quality of life.
Malnutrition leads to higher healthcare costs.

Benefits of nutritional support in malnourished patients:

  • May help increase body weight
  • May preserve / improve muscle strength
  • Helps improve physical activity
  • Can help diminish inflammation
  • Can improve quality of life