Malnutrition and impaired muscle strength in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in remission.

  title={Malnutrition and impaired muscle strength in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in remission.},
  author={Luzia Valentini and Lennart Schaper and Carsten Buning and Susanne Hengstermann and Thomas Koernicke and Wolfgang Tillinger and Francesco William Guglielmi and Kristina Norman and Sabine Buhner and Johann Ockenga and Matthias Pirlich and Herbert Lochs},
  volume={24 7-8},
OBJECTIVE This prospective, controlled, and multicentric study evaluated nutritional status, body composition, muscle strength, and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in clinical remission. In addition, possible effects of gender, malnutrition, inflammation, and previous prednisolone therapy were investigated. METHODS Nutritional status (subjective global assessment [SGA], body mass index, albumin, trace elements), body composition (bioelectrical impedance analysis… CONTINUE READING


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