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Viral Hepatitis E 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 E References
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- Emerson SU, Purcell RH. Hepatitis E virus. Rev Med Virol. 2003 May-Jun;13(3):145-54. 
- Wang L, Zhuang H. Hepatitis E: an overview and recent advances in vaccine research. World J Gastroenterol. 2004 Aug 1;10(15):2157-62. 
- Worm HC, Wirnsberger G. Hepatitis E vaccines: progress and prospects. Drugs. 2004;64(14):1517-31.