A person with Wilson's disease should limit intake of copper-containing foods and nutritional supplements.


The copper content of foods is reported in milligrams (mg).


Foods rich in copper:

(1) liver

(2) oysters and other shellfish

(3) squid

(4) chocolate

(5) mushrooms

(6) nuts

(7) beans and other legumes

(8) whole grain breads and cereals


Avoidance of dietary copper may be more difficult for a strict vegetarian.


A high zinc intake will interfere with copper absorption.


The copper content of a processed food is a voluntary component of the nutritional label, so may not be available on the package.


The copper content of a vitamin or dietary supplement may be more readily available. A product with a high copper content should be avoided.


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