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Persistent Hepatitis Chronic Liver Diet
- Low protein diet
- Restrict protein to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
- Severe liver disease may require protein supplements.
- High carbohydrate diet
- 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.
- Low salt diet
- Avoid foods that are rich in vitamin A
- Egg yolks
- Dairy products
- Fish oil
- No more than 2 grams per day.
- Vitamin B supplements
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