Examining Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States: Proceedings of a Workshop


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An ad hoc committee planned a workshop exploring the evidence for special nutritional requirements in disease states and medical conditions that cannot be met with a normal diet. The workshop explored how these requirements may apply to the management of chronic or acute conditions or diseases that include inborn errors of metabolism, burns or surgical trauma, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, traumatic brain injury, and other non-communicable diseases or medical conditions. Workshop sessions included discussions on the currently available evidence used to determined potential nutritional requirements that are not encompassed within normal population variation and how nutritional interventions affect the overall clinical management of diseases in terms of patient safety, efficacy and access. This proceedings is a summary of the presentations and discussions that occurred at the workshop.