Journal article

Relation between dietary intake and nutritional status in cystic fibrosis

H Anthony, J Bines, P Phelan, S Paxton

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1998

Abstract

This study evaluated adherence to current dietary recommendations of children with cystic fibrosis and mild lung disease and their siblings by comparing energy intake. Fifty children (25 with cystic fibrosis) aged between 7 and 12 years completed the study. Energy intake was assessed by weighed dietary intake, resting energy expenditure was used to calculate recommended daily intakes. The children with cystic fibrosis had significant deficits in Z scores for both height and weight compared with their siblings, but there was no difference in percentage of ideal weight for height. The cystic fibrosis group had a significantly higher energy intake per kilogram body weight per day but there was ..

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