A series of three case reports in patients with phenylketonuria performing regular exercise: first steps in dietary adjustment

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

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.32, no.6, pp.635-641, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare, inherited metabolic condition, is treated with a strict low-phenylalanine (Phe) diet, supplemented with Phe-free protein substitute. The optimal nutritional management of a sporting individual with PKU has not been described. Therefore, guidelines for the general athlete have to be adapted.