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Paediatric aspects: no fasting in children?

Staffan Meurling
2004 Food & Nutrition Research  
Fasting overnight is not necessary in elective surgery for children and will probably cause metabolic complications. Two hours or less of fasting is the optimal time in most paediatric patients, irrespective of age.
doi:10.3402/fnr.v48i2.1508 fatcat:nynecf3kxjgy5aknq5if4lbque