Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome | Special Diet
Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
About FCS
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Diet Considerations
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Diet Considerations

Special Diet for Patients with FCS
The Standard of Care treatment for FCS patients is a very low fat diet (≤ 15% by calories), in which patients consume fewer than 20-25 g of fat per day. However, most patients find it very difficult to adhere to such a diet.1,2,5

Patients should also avoid substances known to increase the level of triglycerides in the blood, such as
  • Alcohol
  • Diuretics
  • Systemic steroids
  • Estrogens

Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, and mineral supplements are recommended for patients with recurrent pancreatitis since they often have deficiencies as a result of malabsorption of fat.

The FCS Diet
Why a Low Fat Diet is Necessary
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