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Newer components of enteral formulas

Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pediatric Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 2.12). 03/2002; 49(1):113-25. DOI: 10.1016/S0031-3955(03)00111-1
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ABSTRACT

The past decade has seen a paradigm shift in the goals of nutritional care from basic delivery of macronutrient calories to the provision of specific nutrients, which, in addition to supporting growth, have health and disease modulating effects. The appreciation of the central role of nutrition in heath and disease may lead to increased use of a new array of diets that are more specific for underlying health and disease pathophysiologic processes. An improved understanding of disease-specific pathophysiology, and limited but promising data from ongoing clinical trials, are fueling this positive change. Therefore, a greater understanding of rationale for the newer products may lead to improved nutritional and clinical care during health and disease.

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