Fat-free mass depletion in cystic fibrosis: Associated with lung disease severity but poorly detected by body mass index

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Malnutrition in cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with poorer survival, but the determinants of fat-free mass (FFM) depletion are not well-characterized. It is unknown whether routine nutritional indicators, including body mass index (BMI), are adequate for detecting FFM depletion. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of FFM depletion in adults with CF, to compare fat-free mass index (FFMI) with BMI, and to identify predictors of FFM depletion
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753 - 759
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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