What is the benefit of a reduced fat intake in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Jason L Huffman, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Although reduced fat intake is often recommended in patients with chronic pancreatitis, the clinical benefit is unknown. Indeed, the efficiency of fat absorption in dogs increases with increased fat intake. Whether humans have a similar response is unknown.


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