What are dietary modifications for patients with alcoholism?

Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Warren Thompson, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Persons with alcoholism often have a poor diet. Folate deficiency is common. Advise patients to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and consider a multivitamin supplement. Supplemental enteral nutrition improves survival in persons with advanced liver disease.


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