Special low protein foods for phenylketonuria: availability in Europe and an examination of their nutritional profile

Pena M. J., Almeida M. F., van Dam E., Ahring K., Belanger-Quintana A., Dokoupil K., ...More

ORPHANET JOURNAL OF RARE DISEASES, vol.10, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Special low protein foods (SLPF) are essential in the nutritional management of patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). The study objectives were to: 1) identify the number of SLPF available for use in eight European countries and Turkey and 2) analyse the nutritional composition of SLPF available in one of these countries.