Nutrition studies in treated infants and children with phenylketonuria: vitamins, minerals, trace elements

@article{Acosta1996NutritionSI,
  title={Nutrition studies in treated infants and children with phenylketonuria: vitamins, minerals, trace elements},
  author={Phyllis B. Acosta},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={155},
  pages={S136-S139}
}
Chemically defined or elemental medical foods provide the majority of protein equivalent in the diets of children treated for phenylketonuria (PKU). Because of the restricted intake of high biologic value protein, children with PKU often have lower than normal plasma concentrations of ferritin and zinc. Few reported studies are available on vitamin status of children with PKU undergoing treatment. This report addresses intakes of iron, zinc and vitamin A and their plasma concentrations in… CONTINUE READING