Nutrition and Liver Disease

Nutrients. 2017 Dec 23;10(1):9. doi: 10.3390/nu10010009.


Malnutrition in children and adults with advanced liver disease represents a tremendous challenge as the nutritional problems are multifactorial. This Editorial comments the articles appearing in this special issue of Nutrients, "Nutrition and Liver disease" dealing with multiple diagnostic and therapeutic features that relate the outcomes of liver disease to nutrition. To improve quality of life and prevent nutrition-related medical complications, patients diagnosed with advanced liver disease should have their nutritional status promptly assessed and be supported by appropriate dietary interventions. Furthermore specific food supplements and/or restriction diets are often necessary for those with hepatic conditions associated with an underlying metabolic or nutritional or intestinal disease.

Keywords: assessment; cholestasis; liver disease; liver transplantation; nutrition; support.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Body Composition
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / diagnosis
  • Liver Diseases / epidemiology
  • Liver Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Liver Diseases / therapy
  • Malnutrition / diagnosis
  • Malnutrition / epidemiology
  • Malnutrition / physiopathology*
  • Malnutrition / therapy
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutritional Status*
  • Nutritional Support
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors