Study: Outcomes similar for eucaloric, limited calorie SICU diets

09/17/2013 | General Surgery News (free registration)

A eucaloric diet was no better than a limited calorie regimen in preventing infection, improving survival, reducing intensive care or hospital stays, or maintaining glucose control, researchers reported at the Surgical Infection Society's annual meeting. University of Virginia researcher Dr. Eric Charles said the study suggests a eucaloric diet, considered the gold standard for nutritional care in SICUs, may not be best and that "less may be better."

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