The effect of micronutrients on chronic pancreatitis


The effect of micronutrients on chronic pancreatitis



Addy Ruth Nichols, Abigail Lynn Sibley


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HSS 456



Chronic pancreatitis develops insidiously over many years and is defined as recurrent attacks of epigastric pain of long duration as a result of inflammation of the pancreas. The common etiologies are chronic alcohol consumption, hypertriglyceridemia, biliary tract disease, genetic conditions, gallstones, trauma, or certain drugs or viral infections. Micronutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E often play a role in attenuating oxidative stress that may contribute to chronic pancreatitis. Additionally, patients with chronic pancreatitis tend to be deficient in vitamins A, D, E, and K, and therefore may require supplementation. Therefore, using a concept map technique, the purpose of this presentation is to explain the relationship between micronutrients and their role in the prevention and treatment of chronic pancreatitis.

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Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Diana Cuy Castellanos

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

The effect of micronutrients on chronic pancreatitis