Whole body composition analysis by the BodPod air-displacement plethysmography method in children with phenylketonuria shows a higher body fat percentage

@inproceedings{Albersen2010WholeBC,
  title={Whole body composition analysis by the BodPod air-displacement plethysmography method in children with phenylketonuria shows a higher body fat percentage},
  author={Monique Albersen and Marjolein Bonthuis and Nicole M. de Roos and Dorine T A M van den Hurk and Ems Carbasius Weber and Margriet M. W. B. Hendriks and Monique G. M. de Sain-van der Velden and Tom J. de Koning and Gepke Visser},
  booktitle={Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease},
  year={2010}
}
Phenylketonuria (PKU) causes irreversible central nervous system damage unless a phenylalanine (PHE) restricted diet with amino acid supplementation is maintained. To prevent growth retardation, a protein/amino acid intake beyond the recommended dietary protein allowance is mandatory. However, data regarding disease and/or diet related changes in body composition are inconclusive and retarded growth and/or adiposity is still reported. The BodPod whole body air-displacement plethysmography… CONTINUE READING

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