Nutritional inadequacy in adults with muscular dystrophy.

  title={Nutritional inadequacy in adults with muscular dystrophy.},
  author={B. Vaqari Motlagh and Jay R MacDonald and Mark A Tarnopolsky},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  volume={31 6},
Patients with muscular dystrophy may be prone to nutrient deficiency due to mobility limitations or oropharyngeal weakness. Patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM1) may be particularly prone to nutritional deficiencies from associated dysmotility of the entire gastrointestinal tract. We prospectively evaluated nutritional intake, body composition, and muscle strength in adult patients with DM1 (n = 29) and other muscular dystrophies (n = 22) on two occasions separated by approximately 6… CONTINUE READING