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Potential Therapy May Help Muscular Dystrophy Patients Restore Breathing Capacity

How Food Can Play a Role

Muscle cells can become more damaged over time, which results in deterioration and trouble with the respiratory system. Foods can play a large role in breathing assistance and overall health in those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Foods that are rich in protein and calcium are just two ways for patients to receive adequate nutrition. Supplements are always a must if directed by a healthcare professional. Fish, lean meats, beans, legumes, and vegetarian alternatives are just a few foods that can be of great help.