A good nutritional status is a main parameter involved in the survival improvement rate, the maintaining of the respiratory function and the increased quality of life in patients with cystic fibrosis. With striking advances in pulmonary and nutritional treatments cystic fibrosis has turned into an adult condition. Most of the adult cystic fibrosis centers are currently managed by pulmonologists or internists in collaboration with a dietician team, allowing an adequate dietetic follow up and early intervention for malnourished patients. © 2006 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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