medical nutrition therapy (MEH-dih-kul noo-TRIH-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

Treatment based on nutrition. It includes checking a person’s nutrition status, and giving the
right foods or nutrients to treat conditions such as those caused by diabetes, heart disease, and
cancer. It may involve simple changes in a person’s diet, or intravenous or tube feeding. Medical
nutrition therapy may help patients recover more quickly and spend less time in the hospital.
Also called nutrition therapy.

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