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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Infants born to women with high blood levels of phenylalanine during pregnancy are at elevated risk of seizures, intellectual disability, and abnormal behavioral patterns beginning in the teen years.

_______ True

_______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Infants born to women with high blood levels of phenylalanine during pregnancy are at elevated risk of seizures, intellectual disability, and abnormal behavioral patterns beginning in the teen years” is true or false.

Introduction: Maintaining a healthy diet is important for proper body functions. Molecules such as hormones, proteins, lipids, and vitamins should be present in balanced quantity. Its abnormal concentration disturbs the body’s physiology and poses health risk.

Explanation

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited disorder under which phenylketones are present in high level in urine and phenylalanine in blood. This condition arises due to the inability to breakdown an amino acid phenylalanine...

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