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Dietary Protein: Timing is Key for Preserving Lean Body Mass

March 31, 2016
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND Recently, I attended a webinar that focused on dietary protein and preserving lean muscle mass. There is a wealth of research on this topic, in particular,...

Healing Wounds and Protecting Hearts

February 3, 2016
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 14th. So what is the connection between protecting your heart, e...

Meeting Nutritional Needs for Wound Healing During Inflationary Times

April 5, 2023
As clinicians know, wound healing is a complex biological process that involves the migration and proliferation of cells along with other molecular events like extracellular matrix deposition. Regardl...

Pressure Injury Healing and Oral Nutritional Supplements Enriched With Arginine

June 13, 2019
by Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND Pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) claim over 60,000 lives and affect over 2.5 million Americans each year. The US health care system spends $9.1–11.6 billion a...

Revisiting Serum Hepatic Proteins as Markers of Nutritional Status in Wound Management

March 9, 2014
by Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND Several years ago when my nutrition blog began, I discussed the issue of relying on laboratory values – in particular albumin, pre-albumin and transthyret...

Why Protein is Important for Healing Wounds

December 2, 2015
By Bruce E. Ruben MD A day doesn't go by that I'm not bombarded with information on the newest diet, the latest exercise trend or the fastest way to get in shape. My email inbox opens with message ...
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