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Biliary Cirrhosis Diet
- High carbohydrates:
- This is the major source of calories for people with severe liver disease.
- Moderate fat intake:
- The increased carbohydrate and fat help in preserving the protein in the body and prevent muscle wasting.
- Restrict protein to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
- Severe liver disease may require protein supplements in the form of essential amino acids.
- Restrict salt to no more than 2 grams per day.
- Vitamin supplements:
- Avoid excessive vitamin A.
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PubMed Biliary Cirrhosis References
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- Gong Y, Gluud C. Colchicine for primary biliary cirrhosis: a Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Aug;100(8):1876-85. 
- Jones DE, James OF, Bassendine MF. Primary biliary cirrhosis: clinical and associated autoimmune features and natural history. Clin Liver Dis. 1998 May;2(2):265-82, viii.