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September 2008

Nutrition and Ischemic Stroke—Reply

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Arch Neurol. 2008;65(9):1257-1258. doi:10.1001/archneur.65.9.1257-b

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The visceral proteins, as a compartment reflecting protein-energy malnutrition, have long been used for nutritional assessment. In particular, serum albumin, an easily feasible biomarker in clinical settings, has been widely used as a marker of undernutrition in various clinical situations including end-stage renal disease,1,2 cancer,3 and stroke.

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