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What should I eat if I have hepatitis C?

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What should you be eating if you have hepatitis C? The same diet everyone should follow for good health.

That means lots of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. You should also cut back on fatty foods, salt, and sugar. If you want to try a diet that sounds too good to be true, check it out with your doctor first.

Some people with hepatitis C find that the disease makes them less hungry. If this happens to you, you don’t have to force down a big breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eat smaller meals more often throughout the day.

From: Hepatitis C: Diet and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; former chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "










Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C."



 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; former chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "










Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C."



 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

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