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Nutrition Considerations in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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source: Nutrition in Clinical Practice

year: 2015

authors: Jillian Davis, Emily Samuels, Lucille Mullins

summary/abstract:

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a serious degenerative muscular disease affecting males. Diagnosis usually occurs in childhood and is confirmed through genetic testing and/or muscle biopsy. Accompanying the disease are several nutritionā€related concerns: growth, body composition, energy and protein requirements, constipation, swallowing difficulties, bone health, and complementary medicine. This review article addresses the nutrition aspects of DMD.

organisation: Texas Children's Hospital, United States

DOI: 10.1177/0884533615586202

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