Rare Disease Report

Handing Out a Low Fat Diet Brochure is Not Enough - Treating FCS

JUNE 20, 2014

The current treatment for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a very lowfat diet (≤15% by calories), in which patients consume less than 20 g to 25 g of fat per day. This can be very difficult to accomplish in today's society. In this interview with Rare Disease Report, Wahida karmally Dr.PH,RD,CDE,CLS of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University, New York City, explains that it is often helpful for clinicians to take more time to explain a low fat diet and to be realistic in describing meal plans.

For more information about FCS and why a strict low fat diet is necessary, visit http://fcs.raredr.com/

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