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Nutritional considerations in intravenous drug misusers: a review of the literature and current issues for dietitians

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Poor nutritional status and inadequate dietary intake in intravenous drug misusers (IVDMs) is a well-recognized problem among those involved in their care. However, there are very few published studies to substantiate these observations. This paper provides a review of the current literature and outlines the aims of dietary advice for IVDMs.

Keywords: dietary intake; intravenous drug misusers; nutritional status

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: 1: Counselling and Support Team, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow, UK, 2: Prescribing Advisors Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

Publication date: 1997-01-01

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