A Person Diagnosed With Phenylketonuria (pku) Should Avoid Products Containing

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Foods To Avoid On A Phenylketonuria Diet

Pheylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder in which the body is not able to process an amino acid called phenylalanine, according to MedlinePlus.com. High levels of phenylalanine can damage the brain and lead to mental retardation. All babies born in the U.S. must have a screening test for PKU. Phenylalanine is mostly found in high-protein foods. High-protein foods should be avoided by patients with PKU. Video of the Day Fish, Poultry, Red Meat and Dairy Products Brain damage can be prevented if patients with PKU are treated with a special diet that is low in phenylalanine. In the PKU diet, animal protein is avoided because it contains the highest amounts of phenylalanine. Examples of animal protein to be avoided include red meat, fish, poultry and milk and milk products. PKU patients are to eat low-protein foods such as low-protein breads, pastas and cereals. Babies with PKU are often fed a special formula containing high protein and low phenylalanine. People with PKU who are on this special diet from birth or shortly thereafter develop normally and often have no symptoms of PKU, according to MedlinePlus.com. Dried Beans and Peas and Nuts Patients with PKU should avoid vegetable p Continue reading >>

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  1. red_reader

    Neonatal ketosis -

    Neonatal ketosis -
    Suckling Ketogenesis (Williams, 1997)
    After normal blood glucose decline in first 3 hours, brisk ketogenic response in breastfed infants
    Ketone bodies provide alternative energy source for neonatal brain
    Breastfed babies tolerate lower blood glucose levels because their ketone body levels are elevated
    LGA infants of non-diabetic mothers will mount a sufficient ketogenic response to low blood sugar levels Link to PDF I realize this is not an actual study. I am looking for those specific references.
    Babies are in deep ketosis at birth and continue to be so until they are weaned off breast milk. I haven't looked to see how fast that decline out of ketosis happens after babies are weened off breast milk.
    Link to a list of scientific studies
    This leads me to believe that being in ketosis is actually the natural state, and out of ketosis is a result of excessive carbs ... ( crap your body doesn't need )

  2. bollockitis

    This leads me to believe that being in ketosis is actually the natural state, and out of ketosis is a result of excessive carbs ... ( crap your body doesn't need )
    The research is interesting, but I don't think it warrants that conclusion. Using that logic, you could say that because babies drink only breast milk, drinking breast milk is the natural state and eating anything else is unnatural.

  3. red_reader

    My conclusion is slightly different. Since breast milk is so high in fat ( causing the ketosis ) I feel that our natural diet should consist of high fat. Of note is that as soon as babies are taken off of breast milk and placed on ( man made ) formula, they fall out of ketosis.

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