Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis

Vijay Karam Singh, Ronald Ross Watson

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common disorder that effects the overall nutritional and fat-soluble vitamin intake of those who carry it. Fat-soluble vitamin deficiency and CF symptoms have a direct correlation with each other. Patients with CF need extra fat-soluble vitamins for additional nutritional intake as well as proper growth and function. This review discusses each of the fat-soluble vitamins and their role when it comes to deficiency symptoms for patients with CF. The main symptom of deficiency of each vitamin is pancreatic insufficiency, which is when patients are unable to maintain proper nutrient intake and digest vitamins for proper growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiet and Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128005880
ISBN (Print)9780128000519
StatePublished - 2015


  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Fat-soluble
  • Genetics
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Vitamins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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