More is not enough

Nutr Life. 1998 Jan;3(1):1, 3.

Abstract

AIDS: HIV-positive patients who experience a weight gain after starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) should note that most of the gained weight is fat rather than muscle. Research indicates that weight gain following HAART does not replace the important protein often lost from body cell mass in HIV disease. Patients undergoing HAART are urged to use their enhanced energy to initiate a weight training exercise program to restore muscle levels and eat a balanced diet of healthy foods. Antioxidant vitamins and minerals are also recommended.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • HIV Protease Inhibitors / adverse effects
  • HIV Protease Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Weight Gain*

Substances

  • HIV Protease Inhibitors