Metabolic response to malnutrition: its relevance to enteral feeding.

  title={Metabolic response to malnutrition: its relevance to enteral feeding.},
  author={Andrew H. G. Love},
  volume={27 Suppl 1},
Malnutrition results in a wide variety of metabolic responses, depending on circumstances, from reactions to pure deprivation of nutrients to include the added stress of injury and sepsis. Important differences of response exist between adults and children. Weight loss with changes in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism are well documented. Disturbances of fluid and electrolyte balance are newer areas of interest as are changes in requirements for micronutrients such as trace metals. Many… CONTINUE READING

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