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Food intake of a typical Brazilian diet among hospitalized malnourished patients.
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PMID:  10700535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To verify whether malnourished inpatients receiving a typical Brazilian diet meet their food requirements. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive surgical and medical hospitalized adults, able to feed themselves, received rice and beans based diets for 3 consecutive days. All served food was weighed before and after the meals. Nutrient intake was determined and results compared to American Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). Malnutrition was defined by the presence of at least one of these criteria: body mass index &lE 18.5 kg/m(2); height-creatinine index << 70%; or albumin level << 3. 5 g/dl. RESULTS: Malnourished and non-malnourished patients were paired in relation to age, gender, diagnoses and clinical parameters. Despite showing distinct anthropometric parameters and laboratory data, malnourished patients ingested enough quantities of food and met or exceeded RDA for energy and other nutrients. CONCLUSIONS: Clinically-stable malnourished inpatients, supplied with rice- and beans based diets have adequate energy and nutrient intake, the same occurring for non-malnourished ones.
J P Monteiro; V M Santos; S F Cunha; D F Cunha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0261-5614     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-27     Completed Date:  2000-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309603     Medline TA:  Clin Nutr     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
Nutrition Division, Internal Medicine Department, Triângula Mineiro Medical School, Uberaba, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Case-Control Studies
Energy Intake
Middle Aged
Nutrition Disorders / diet therapy*
Nutrition Policy
Prospective Studies

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