Diet and Nutrition

Can Better Nutrition Slow Progression of Cystic Fibrosis?

Research and evidence

Nutritional issues with CF are complex and difficult to manage. In their article “Nutrition Therapy in End-Stage Lung Disease” researchers explain that nutritional support is essential in patients with lung diseases. They ascertain that the best treatment includes a combination of proper nutrition coupled with a pulmonary rehabilitation program. According to Uptodate the impaired nutrition in people with CF can result in bone disease. This is due to calcium, phosphorous, vitamin K, and vitamin D insufficiencies. They recommend that patients strive to consume adequate amounts of these nutrients to help prevent bone disease.