Expert Video - What type of low fat diet should FCS patients follow?
Physicians explain why patients with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) should follow an extremely low fat diet, and what it consists of. At this time, the only effective treatment for FCS is to follow a very low fat diet that includes less than 20 grams of fat per day. You can achieve this by eating low-fat foods like vegetables, fruit, egg whites, low-fat dairy products, fish, and lean poultry. Nutrition plays a key role in managing FCS, therefore working with a registered dietician and a doctor who is an expert in lipid disorders is critically important. The National Pancreas Foundation and the FCS Foundation can help if you need guidance and support.
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