Management of familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) requires strict dietary choices

Currently, no pharmacologic therapies are approved in the U.S. for reducing plasma triglyceride levels in people with FCS.34 The primary mode of treatment is to restrict dietary fat to less than 
15-20 g/day (about 1 tablespoon of olive oil) or less than 10-15% of total daily caloric intake.

People with FCS should also avoid drinking alcohol and limit consumption of simple carbohydrates.

Adhering to such a diet is very difficult for 
many patients, but extensive practical 
suggestions are available.

Referring patients to a registered dietitian 
nutritionist (RDN) with an understanding of FCS is often a critical aspect of managing the condition. Built for patients

We’ve created a patient-friendly site packed with FCS nutritional guidelines and recipes to help your patients take a proactive role in managing their condition. Why not share it with your patients who have FCS today? Topics include:

  • How to work with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)

  • Fact sheets about nutrition, cooking, reading food labels, and related topics

  • Information about specific dietary fats, such as the role of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)

  • Resources for tracking daily fat consumption

  • A free Patient Guide to FCS

    Low-fat Recipes

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Further reading 

Williams L, Rhodes KS, Karmally W, Welstead LA, Alexander L, Sutton L. Familial chylomicronemia syndrome: Bringing to life dietary recommendations throughout the life span. J Clin Lipidol. 2018;12(4):908-19.