Lipid and glucide sources in artificial nutrition

  • Donatella Noè
  • Paola Lanzi
  • Elisabetta Bergamaschi


Lipids and glucides, the energetic compounds in artificial nutrition solutions, are not only “fuel” but possess other biologic functions which may influence disease evolution. Energy-yielding solutions should cover the patient’s metabolic needs but should also limit any inflammatory and oxidative stress or impairment of the immune system. This paper provides a concise overview of the clinical and metabolic properties of the most common energetic substrates employed both in enteral and parenteral nutrition.


Lipids Glucides Parenteral and enteral nutrition Clinical effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donatella Noè
    • 1
  • Paola Lanzi
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Bergamaschi
    • 1
  1. 1.UOS Nutrizione Clinica e DietologiaAO San Carlo BorromeoMilanItaly

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