Mild cases of chorea require no special regulation of diet beyond that which is directed towards the prevention of flatulent dyspepsia (p. 534) and constipation (p. 582). In more pronounced cases it is sometimes advisable to put the patient for a time upon a milk diet. Sweets and farinaceous foods should, as a rule, be forbidden for fear of increasing palpitation through exciting flatulence. Other patients do better with a diet of animal food, consisting of meat, fish, eggs, and oysters with bread and milk, koumiss, or mat-zoon. They are apt to be anaemic, and they should be encouraged to take as much food as the digestive organs will tolerate. Cod-liver oil is very useful in these cases.