Hyperphagia in short bowel patients: Fat-free mass is a strong predictor.

Affiliation

The Medical School, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; Unité de nutrition clinique intensive, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Some patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) develop hyperphagic behavior. Such an increase in food intake stimulates intestinal adaptation and limits dependence on parenteral nutrition (PN). The aim of this study was to determine the factors modulating food consumption in patients with SBS.

Keywords

Body composition,Energy metabolism,Fat-free mass,Intestinal absorption,Parenteral nutrition,Thyrotropin,

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