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How can nutritional supplements help people with EPI?

People with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) can use nutritional supplements to get carbohydrates, fats, or proteins—sometimes all three—depending on what they need. Supplements are useful for people with EPI because they can pack lots of nutrients and calories into a small serving. They often come as milkshakes, juices or puddings that people can have with other food. It's still important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. A supplement is just an add-on. A dietitian can explain more about supplements—there are lots to choose from, and he / she can help you choose the best one for you.

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