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).