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8Food Therapy and Health Care  2019, Vol. 1 Issue (3): 89-96    DOI: 10.12032/FTHC201908004
The progress of nutritional support for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Abstract  The patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often occur weight loss and reduced muscle mass, which leads to decreased exercise capacity and vital capacity. The nutritional status is closely related to the prognosis of patients with COPD and nutritional support has played an important role in the treatment of COPD. In order to provide proper nutritional support, this article reviews the progress of nutritional support in COPD from the causes of malnutrition, energy demand assessment, assessment of nutritional risk and nutritional support methods. Moreover, this review specially reviewed the application of traditional Chinese medicine diet.

Key wordsChronic obstructive pulmonary disease      Nutritional factors      Nutritional support methods      Traditional Chinese medicine diet     
Received: 12 June 2019      Published: 01 August 2019
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Jiao-Jiao Wang, Mei Tang, Yun-Xian Ma, Peng-Cheng Zhou. The progress of nutritional support for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 8Food Therapy and Health Care, 2019, 1(3): 89-96.

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