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Should wilson's disease patients use weight-gaining supplements to help maintain their weight? 
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Patients should consume only in moderation foods that contain high concentrations of copper (shellfish, nuts, chocolate, mushrooms, and organ meats), particularly during the first year of therapy.
Weight gaining suppliments sold in health food stores are poorly monitored and their contents are unpredictable. Suppliments such as ensure or boost may be ok so long as there copper content is low.

In brief: Not really
Patients should consume only in moderation foods that contain high concentrations of copper (shellfish, nuts, chocolate, mushrooms, and organ meats), particularly during the first year of therapy.
Weight gaining suppliments sold in health food stores are poorly monitored and their contents are unpredictable. Suppliments such as ensure or boost may be ok so long as there copper content is low.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: Just stay fit
In our world, with abundant great-tasting food, there's no need to "maintain your weight" with supplements unless your profession requires extreme prolonged aerobic exertion.
Wilson's patients are like everyone else in that aerobic exercise helps set your appetite so you maintain good musculature with relatively little fat, which is right for almost everyone.

In brief: Just stay fit
In our world, with abundant great-tasting food, there's no need to "maintain your weight" with supplements unless your profession requires extreme prolonged aerobic exertion.
Wilson's patients are like everyone else in that aerobic exercise helps set your appetite so you maintain good musculature with relatively little fat, which is right for almost everyone.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
These supplements are too high in protein and carbohydrates.

In brief: No
These supplements are too high in protein and carbohydrates.
Dr. Richard Hector
Dr. Richard Hector
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