New Research Gives PKU Patients Hope

Patients living with PKU (phenylketonuria) have hope as researchers look into new drugs that may help the body break down phenylalanine. PKU is an genetic disease in which the body lacks an enzyme responsible for breaking down phenylalanine, an amino acid found in foods with protein. Patients with PKU are unable to eat protein and must follow strict diets, or risk severe symptoms.

We read this great article in Trojan Family Magazine following different patients and families as they discuss their challenges, how they’ve worked to combat the disease, and their hopes for the future.


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