Penny the Penguin Has PKU

Penny the Penguin Has PKU

Description

Phenylketonuria (pronounced fee-nill-key-toe-NURR-ee-uh) or PKU is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder. Each year, approximately 1 in 14,000 newborn babies are diagnosed with PKU. If you have PKU, your body cannot break down, or metabolize, the essential amino acid, phenylalanine (Phe). Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The primary treatment for PKU is a special metabolic formula and the restriction of foods high in Phe (protein), such as meats, cheeses, milk, bread and pasta. Life-long dietary compliance is a critical component for proper growth and development in children and quality of life in adults. We hope Penny The Penguin can help your child on this "diet for life" journey.


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Details

Author(s)
Laurie Bernstein, Joanna Helm
Format
Paperback | 24 pages
Dimensions
208 x 210 x 8mm | 81.65g
Publication date
02 Oct 2012
Publisher
AUTHORHOUSE
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
colour illustrations
ISBN10
1477272267
ISBN13
9781477272268
Bestsellers rank
441,961