Dietary intake of patients with moderate to severe COPD in relation to fat-free mass index: a cross-sectional study

Yilmaz D., Capan N., Canbakan S., BESLER H. T.

NUTRITION JOURNAL, cilt.14, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s12937-015-0020-5


Background: Fat-free mass (FFM) depletion has been shown to be a better predictor of mortality than BMI in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The specific aim of the current study was to assess the nutritional status of stable COPD patients in relation to fat free mass index profiles.