Poor nutritional status is known to have unfavorable effects. Individuals with less than 80% expected total body protein levels have demonstrated increased morbidity, and 10% or greater unintentional weight loss has been associated with adverse outcomes and prolonged hospitalizations. In lean healthy persons, weight loss over 35%, protein loss over 30%, and fat loss over 70% from baseline have been associated with death.
Nutritional management in a rehabilitation setting often involves dealing with patients on a nutritional spectrum ranging from debilitated individuals who are undernourished to persons who have been admitted for complications of obesity.
Medical nutrition therapy is also extremely important for diabetic patients and prediabetic patients so that adequate glycemic control can be achieved. Nutritional management for diabetic patients has been evolving for 100 years, as the pathophysiologic basis of the complications incurred from diabetes becomes more explicit.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Appropriate Nutritional Management? - Medscape - Jan 02, 2018.