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Volume 86 - 2023 - Fasc.2 - Editorial

Clinical nutrition, skeletal muscle and liver disease: linking the dots for good management

This is not new. The famous phrase “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” is attributed to Hippocrates of Kos in ancient Greece (1). In the mid-twentieth century, based on their clinical experience, two surgeons, Charles Child and Jeremiah Turcotte, took into account the nutritional status (later replaced by the INR to obtain an objective numerical value) to calculate the well-known score assessing the mortality risk of the cirrhotic patient (2).