Nutrition treatment of deficiency and malnutrition in chronic pancreatitis: a review

Sinéad Duggan, Maria O'Sullivan, Sinéad Feehan, Paul Ridgway, Kevin Conlon
Nutrition in Clinical Practice 2010, 25 (4): 362-70
Chronic pancreatitis results in exocrine and endocrine dysfunction, affecting normal digestion and absorption of nutrients. In individuals with chronic pancreatitis, nutrition status may be further affected by poor dietary intake, often related to alcoholism. However, some deficiencies may be overlooked, potentially leading to nutrition-related problems with bone health and fatigue. The aim of this article is to describe the deficiencies that occur and to propose an evidence-based algorithm for the nutrition assessment and treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis.

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