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Although the effect of malnutrition on survival has been demonstrated by a number of studies, it is not clear whether malnutrition represents an independent risk factor in patients with liver disease. We studied 212 hospitalized patients with liver cirrhosis who were followed clinically for 2 y or until death. Body fat and muscle mass were evaluated by(More)
BACKGROUND In 74 women with anorexia nervosa (body mass index [BMI] 10-17.5 kg/m(2)), a progressive disagreement between anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) estimates of fat (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM) was documented with a BMI <15 kg/m(2). Below this threshold, an abnormal body composition was detected with vector BIA independent on(More)
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