Study supports aggressive nutrition therapy for anorexia

12/20/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Adolescents with anorexia nervosa may need more aggressive hospital nutrition programs because the rehabilitation strategy of starting with low-calorie diets and going slow is not supported by scientific evidence, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The study in the Journal of Adolescent Health linked a higher-calorie diet with faster weight gains and shorter hospital stays.

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