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Nutritional Status and Body Composition in Korean Myopathy Patients

 Soo Yun Jang  ;  Seong-Woong Kang  ;  Won Ah Choi  ;  Jang Woo Lee  ;  Mi Ri Suh  ;  Song Mi Lee  ;  Yoo Kyoung Park 
 Clinical Nutrition Research, Vol.5(1) : 43-54, 2016 
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 Clinical Nutrition Research 
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Bioelectrical impedance analysis ; Myopathy patients ; Nutritional intake ; Nutritional status ; Phage angle
In myopathy patients, fat mass increases as the disease progresses, while lean body mass decreases. The present study aimed to investigate the overall nutritional status of Korean myopathy patients through surveys of diet and dietary habits, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and biochemistry tests, as well as the examination of related factors, for the purpose of using such findings as a basis for improving the nutritional status in myopathy patients. The energy intake of all participants was found to be insufficient at only 44.5% of Dietary Reference Intakes for Koreans 2010 (KDRIs 2010), whereas protein intake was sufficient at 89.8% of KDRIs 2010. Dietary fiber intake was found to be 58.4% of sufficient dietary fiber intake for adults according to KDRIs 2010. Calcium intake was found to be 55.0% and magnesium was 14.9% of the recommended calcium and magnesium intake for adults according to KDRIs 2010. With respect to quality of life (QOL), overall increase in QOL domain score showed significant positive correlations with vegetable fat intake (p < 0.05), vegetable protein intake (p < 0.05), and dietary fiber intake (p < 0.05). With respect to BIA, the mean phage angle of all participants was found to be 2.49 ± 0.93°, which was below the cutoff value. As a study that examined nutrient analysis and dietary habits of myopathy patients in Korea, the present study is meaningful in providing the basic data for future studies that aim to present dietary guidelines for patients suffering from myopathy.
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Kang, Seong Woong(강성웅) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7279-3893
Suh, Mi Ri(서미리)
Lee, Jang Woo(이장우)
Choi, Won Ah(최원아) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0403-8869
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