Nutritional abnormalities and supplementation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Schols2000NutritionalAA,
  title={Nutritional abnormalities and supplementation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Annemie M. W. J. Schols and Emiel F. M. Wouters},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={753-62}
}
Weight loss and muscle wasting commonly occur in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A decreased dietary intake and elevated energy requirements underlie weight loss in these patients. Disturbances in intermediary metabolism caused by altered anabolic and catabolic mediators such as hormones, cytokines, and growth factors, and resulting in disproportionate muscle wasting have been described. Nutritional supplementation in combination with an anabolic stimulus (e.g… CONTINUE READING
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