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Viral Hepatitis C 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 Viral Hepatitis C References
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- Rischitelli G, Harris J, McCauley L, Gershon R, Guidotti T. The risk of acquiring hepatitis B or C among public safety workers: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2001 May;20(4):299-306. 
- Triantos C, Samonakis D, Stigliano R, Thalheimer U, Patch D, Burroughs A. Liver transplantation and hepatitis C virus: systematic review of antiviral therapy. Transplantation. 2005 Feb 15;79(3):261-8. 
- Yoho RA, Cruz LL, Mazaheri R, Cruz AT. Hepatitis C: a review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Aug;112(2):597-605.