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Does cystic fibrosis make it harder for a child to absorb vitamins?

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Cystic fiboris affects the body’s ability to absorb vitamins. Kids who have it need to take vitamin supplements to make sure they get enough. Work with your child’s doctor to find the right vitamins, supplements, and doses for your child.

From: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “Parent and Guardian Guidance,” “Your CF Care Team,” “Germs and Staying Healthy,” “A Teacher’s Guide to CF,” “Nutrition for Your 3 to 7 Year Old With CF,” “Enzymes,” “Fitness at School,” “An Introduction to CF.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

KidsHealth: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on March 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “Parent and Guardian Guidance,” “Your CF Care Team,” “Germs and Staying Healthy,” “A Teacher’s Guide to CF,” “Nutrition for Your 3 to 7 Year Old With CF,” “Enzymes,” “Fitness at School,” “An Introduction to CF.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

KidsHealth: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on March 07, 2017

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