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Question 7#

Nutritional formulas used to treat pulmonary failure typically increase the fat intake of a patient's total caloric intake to:

a. 50%
b. 20%
c. 80%
d. 10%

Correct Answer is A


In pulmonary failure formulas, fat content is usually increased to 50% of the total calories, with a corresponding reduction in carbohydrate content. The goal is to reduce carbon dioxide production and alleviate ventilation burden for failing lungs.