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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2018-0492
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-641

Abstract

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.