respiratory disease.

2. Peptide-based diets: The same as above but the protein is given in the form of peptides, which in theory are absorbed better than amino acids or proteins.

3. Elemental diets: They contain amino acids, are very low in fat, and the carbohydrate may be in the form of glucose. These diets are hyperosmolar and unpalatable. They are best given through a tube as a continuous infusion.

4. Special diets: They may be enriched in branched-chain amino acids, glutamine, w-3 fatty acids, and arginine. Others have a high-fat content (Table 1).

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