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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
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The FCS Diet

The Standard of Care treatment for FCS patients is a very low fat diet (≤ 15% by calories), for which patients consume less than 20-25 g of fat per day. However, most patients find it very difficult to adhere to such a diet. Patients should also avoid substances known to increase the level of triglycerides in the blood, such as

  • Alcohol
  • Diuretics
  • Systemic steroids
  • Estrogens

Wahida Karmally, R.D., Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York, NY is a leading expert in the management of low fat diets.

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