Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Monica C Serra

Monica C Serra
Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta,

  • Review Article
    Dietary Intake and Intervention in Chronic Stroke: Review of the Evidence
    Author(s): Monica C SerraMonica C Serra

    Despite evidence for a role of nutrition in the development of metabolic dysfunction, physical deconditioning, and psychological dysfunction common post-stroke, very little is known about the dietary habits and nutritional needs of chronic (>6 months) stroke survivors. This review summarizes the available evidence regarding dietary intake adequacy in chronic stroke survivors. It appears that a combination of screening methods, including food record, laboratory and malnutrition screening tools assessments may be beneficial to assess the dietary intake adequacy of stroke survivors. We also review the evidence suggesting the need for dietary modification by summarizing the strongest evidence (i.e., randomized controlled trial data) supporting and refuting the impact of nutritional interventions on clinical outcomes post-stroke. Data suggest that the B vitamins, omega 3s and vitamin D .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000437

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