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Higher Calorie Diets Increase Weight Gain, Shorten Hospital Stays for Teens With Anorexia

(9/23/2013)

Higher Calorie Diets Increase Weight Gain, Shorten Hospital Stays for Teens With Anorexia
ScienceDaily
September 20, 2013

Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets that currently are recommended for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.  "This is the first study to follow patients in the hospital on a more aggressive feeding protocol and it's clear that we're seeing better results as compared to the traditional approach," said Andrea Garber, PhD, RD, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, who led the research with colleagues in the UCSF Adolescent Eating Disorders Program.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130920094227.htm


Keywords: calorie, diets, increase, weight, gain, hospital, teens, anorexia, treatment



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