A 24-year-old member asked:
Is it true that diet affect injuries?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Good diet predicts good outcome and bad diet delays healing.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
? your ?: Don't know exactly what you are asking. What you eat has a profound effect on many things. Healing injuries can heal faster and better if you are well nourished and not so good if your nutritional status is questionable. Get enough lean protein and a good multivitamin, at least.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2016
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