A good nutritional status is fundamental for patients with cystic fibrosis, their pulmonary function survival. Professor Carla Colombo, of the University of Milan (Italy), expalins that, until the Eighties of last century, malnutrition was almost considered an inherent part of the disease and only recently this was attributed to the prescription of hypocaloric/hypolipidemic diet. Since the CF Center in Toronto prescribed an hypercaloric and hyperlipidemic diet, obtaining positive results in terms of survival, the stategy was adopted worldwide.
Last year, new guidelines were provided by the collaboration of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS). Professor Colombo illustrates the news of the guidelines.