Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common disorder that effects the overall nutritional and fat-soluble vitamin intake of those who carry it. Fat-soluble vitamin deficiency and CF symptoms have a direct correlation with each other. Patients with CF need extra fat-soluble vitamins for additional nutritional intake as well as proper growth and function. This review discusses each of the fat-soluble vitamins and their role when it comes to deficiency symptoms for patients with CF. The main symptom of deficiency of each vitamin is pancreatic insufficiency, which is when patients are unable to maintain proper nutrient intake and digest vitamins for proper growth.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Diet and Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
- Cystic fibrosis
- Vitamin deficiency
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