Understanding Cystic Fibrosis Comorbidities and Their Impact on Nutritional Management

Dhiren Patel, Albert Shan, Stacy Mathews, Meghana Sathe

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, multisystem disease with multiple comorbidities that can significantly affect nutrition and quality of life. Maintaining nutritional adequacy can be challenging in people with cystic fibrosis and has been directly associated with suboptimal clinical outcomes. Comorbidities of CF can result in significantly decreased nutritional intake and intestinal absorption, as well as increased metabolic demands. It is crucial to utilize a multidisciplinary team with expertise in CF to optimize growth and nutrition, where patients with CF and their loved ones are placed in the center of the care model. Additionally, with the advent of highly effective modulators (HEMs), CF providers have begun to identify previously unrecognized nutritional issues, such as obesity. Here, we will review and summarize commonly encountered comorbidities and their nutritional impact on this unique population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1028
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022


  • Comorbidities
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Growth and development
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Nutrition
  • Patient outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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