Progress in Nutrition in Cerebral Palsy Children – A Literature Review

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Ali Madi Almajwal
Iftikhar Alam


cerebral palsy, nutrition, growth, nutritional status, Saud Arabia


Cerebral palsy (CP) in children is highly prevalent. Despite this fact, however, nutritional care in
CP children has not been given much of the research attention. Nutrition is usually overlooked for many reasons, but mostly because the medical physicians are usually not skilled in nutritional care. This gap needs to be filled through numerous approaches. In this explanatory review, we present a brief overview on CP children
and their nutritional care; how is growth and nutritional status assessed in CP children? What are common
feeding problems of CP children? What is the status of CP in developing countries like Saudi Arabia? These
are important questions since the overall health of CP children depends mainly depends on how they are
nutritionally cared.


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