publication . Article . 2015

High Caloric Diet for ALS Patients: High Fat, High Carbohydrate or High Protein

Sarvin Sanaie; Ata Mahmoodpoor;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Advances in Bioscience and Clinical Medicine, volume 3, issue 1, pages 2-3 (issn: 2203-1413, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY.LTD.
Abstract
ALS is a fatal motor neurodegenerative disease characterized by muscle atrophy and weakness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. The mean survival of ALS patients is three to five years, with 50% of those diagnosed dying within three years of onset (1). A multidisciplinary approach is crucial to set an appropriate plan for metabolic and nutritional support in ALS. Nutritional management incorporates a continuous assessment and implementation of dietary modifications throughout the duration of the disease. The nutritional and metabolic approaches to ALS should start when the diagnosis of ALS is made and should become an integral part of the continuous care to the patient,...
Subjects
free text keywords: lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Biology (General), lcsh:QH301-705.5
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