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Hepatitis A Diet
- High carbohydrate intake:
- Bread, pasta and grains
- The increased carbohydrate helps in preserving the protein in the body and prevent muscle wasting.
- Moderate to high fat intake:
- The increased fat helps in preserving the protein in the body and prevent muscle wasting.
- Restrict protein:
- 1 gram of protein per kilogram (2 pounds) of body weight per day.
- Restrict salt:
- No more than 2 grams per day.
- Take vitamin B supplements, particularly B complex vitamins:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
- Do not take vitamin A supplements
- Avoid foods that are rich in vitamin A:
- Egg yolks
- Dairy products
- Fish oil
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PubMed Hepatitis A References
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Positive test results for acute hepatitis A virus infection among persons with no recent history of acute hepatitis--United States, 2002-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 May 13;54(18):453-6. 
- Jacobsen KH, Koopman JS. Declining hepatitis A seroprevalence: a global review and analysis. Epidemiol Infect. 2004 Dec;132(6):1005-22. 
- Murdoch DL, Goa K, Figgitt DP. Combined hepatitis A and B vaccines: a review of their immunogenicity and tolerability. Drugs. 2003;63(23):2625-49. 
- Oncu S, Oncu S, Sakarya S. Hepatitis A and B seropositivity among medical students. Health Policy. 2005 Sep 28;74(1):39-45. 
- Saab S, Lee C, Shpaner A, Ibrahim AB. Seroepidemiology of hepatitis A in patients with chronic liver disease. J Viral Hepat. 2005 Jan;12(1):101-5. 
- Wasley A, Samandari T, Bell BP. Incidence of hepatitis A in the United States in the era of vaccination. JAMA. 2005 Jul 13;294(2):194-201.