Acute intermittent porphyria

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Can I go on a diet to try to lose weight if I have acute intermittent porphyria?

One of the known triggers of an attack of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is having a low calorie intake or going too long between meals. Because of this, it may not be safe for you to go on a new diet to lose weight if you have AIP. If you have concerns about your weight, you should talk to your doctor and a dietician about how to safely change your eating habits without risking an attack of AIP.

You can learn more about diet and nutrition information for people with AIP here.

Acute porphyria. European Porphyria Network. (http://porphyria.eu/en/content/acute-porphyria)

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