Not a true statement about nutritional therapy:
|A||Enteral route is preferred over parenteral route|
|B||Energy requirement in burns may be increased by 200%|
|C||Fat should provide 30% of energy requirement|
|D||Carbohydrates should provide 70% of energy requirement|
|E||Amino acids should provide 50% of energy requirement|
Amino acids should provide 50% of energy requirement
Enteral route is always preferred over parenteral route because it is associated with less complications, is less expensive and prevents atrophy of GI mucosa.
Energy requirement may be increased by 40% after major trauma or sepsis and becomes double after burns.
Energy requirement should be met 60-70% by carbohydrates and 30-40% by fat. Proteins should be used (1 g/kg/day) to build up the muscle mass, never as substrate to provide energy.