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Ugeskr Laeger. 2018 Apr 30;180(18). pii: V06170463.

[The refeeding syndrome in anorexia nervosa].

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The refeeding syndrome (RFS) is a potentially fatal condition involving fluid and electrolyte imbalances after refeeding in patients with anorexia nervosa. Low-calorie diet added thiamine and minerals is the standard approach to prevent RFS. In a recent systematic review starting with a higher calorie amount than earlier has been recommended, and in another review, it is proposed that a restriction in the amount of carbohydrates may allow for a higher calorie intake early on to enable a safe and faster weight gain. There are still many unanswered questions, but these studies may point to a future change in the guidelines.

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