Fast Facts On Living With Hepatitis C, Diet & Nutrition

This fact sheet provides basic information about diet and nutrition for people who inject drugs who have hepatitis C. It provides information on: healthy eating including basic information about different food groups; junk food; alcohol use; relieving gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and constipation; and a shopping list for a healthy diet.

The effects of drug use on diet are under-researched. Drug use affects the body in two distinct ways – the effect of the substance itself and lifestyle changes, such as irregular eating habits and poor dietary intake.

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