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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Individuals with PKU can safely consume high-protein foods such as beef, chicken, or eggs once a day.

___ True

___ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Individuals with PKU can safely consume high-protein foods such as beef, chicken, or eggs once a day.” is true or false.

Introduction: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited disorder under which phenylketones are present in high levels in urine and phenylalanine in blood. This condition arises due to the inability to breakdown an amino acid phenylalanine. The enzyme responsible for phenylalanine catabolism is defective in this genetic disease. This causes mental retardation.

Explanation

Nourishments that contain a great ratio of phenylalanine diet must be replaced with a low phenylalanine diet. The substances that contain high protein nourishments such as milk, dairy...

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