A normal fat diet for cystic fibrosis: is a dietitian still needed?

Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl. 1988;143:157-9. doi: 10.3109/00365528809090238.


The dietary intakes of 90 patients receiving various degrees of dietetic support were assessed by a 7-day dietary history. Patients who had contact with a dietitian at least twice a year achieved higher energy and protein intakes than patients with little or no dietetic help. Patients who had one intensive interview with a specialist CF dietitian but had little local dietetic support attained better nutrient intakes than patients with no dietetic support. Dietary misconceptions, which led to restriction of fat and even sugar, were common when patients or parents of CF children received little dietary advice.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cystic Fibrosis / diet therapy*
  • Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
  • Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
  • Dietetics*
  • Energy Intake
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nutritional Requirements


  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Proteins