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Don't forget the diet

Resource Type: Opinion/Editorials

This one-page Lancet Respiratory Medicine editorial focuses on the need for clinicians to address diet and nutrition as part of their comprehensive care for COPD patients. Addressed are COPD-specific factors (e.g., the extra calorie expenditure associated with effort required to breathe); the recent expert British report "Managing Malnutrition in COPD" and recommended nutritional screening; the threat of obesity in COPD patients and associated risks; and a need for further research and attention to the field. The referenced Malnutrition Universal Screening tool is linked in the article.

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Don't forget the diet. Lancet Respir Med. 2016; 4(9): 675. DOI: Accessed March 12, 2020.



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  • This is an important subject not only for me, but my friends in our community, I have tons of questions about diet, I've read COPD diet is very important but this also raises other issues, salt intake and fat intake.