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Are medical nutrition products safe for long-term use?

Jamie McGinn
Nutrition & Dietetics
There is no reason why FDA-approved, and medically prescribed medical nutritional products are not safe for long-term use as long as they are medically necessary. For example, someone may take 1 can of Boost two times a day while they were in the hospital recuperating from an illness. However, if this person continued to drink 2 cans of Boost every day while back to their normal routine, they may gain undesirable weight, which is not safe.

Nutritional formulas used for enteral supplementation are safe for long-term use given they were prescribed by a physician.

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