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Management Ensuring adequate nutrition

Management Ensuring adequate nutrition can significantly improve quality of life in HCV patients Good nutrition results in improved compliance with pharmacologic therapy and has also been found to hinder disease progression by preventing the development of HCV complications like Cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy In the absence of Decompensated cirrhosis or comorbid conditions like Diabetes Mellitus HCV patients usually do not require special diets However it is imperative that they consume a balanced diet containing an adequate amount of calories and proteins to fight the infection as well as antioxidants to combat free radicals responsible for hepatocyte damage In addition frequent small meals have been found to improve nitrogen and substrate use diminish fat and protein oxidation and prevent depletion of glycogen stores 

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