Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis02/25/11
(HealthDay News) -- Children with cystic fibrosis may have
different dietary needs than other children.
The Nemours Foundations says parents should make sure that
children with cystic fibrosis get plenty of:
- Calcium for bone health, via dairy products and
calcium-fortified foods and drinks.
- Essential fatty acids that may play a role in lung function,
via walnuts, salmon, and flax seeds. Supplements are OK if your
- Vitamins A, D, E and K -- the fat-soluble vitamins -- via
supplements to help boost the immune system.
- Iron to prevent anemia, via meats and dark green veggies.
- Salt, to counteract salt loss through sweat.
- Zinc, to boost the immune system and promote healing, via eggs,
meat and seafood.
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