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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Poor : Maple syrup is made from extracted sap and boiled down so that the syrup has a high sugar content. The original sap is the nutritional stuff for the t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
MSUD: Msud is a genetic, inherited disorder that involves an abnormality in the way your body processes amino acids. It is inherited in an autosomal recess ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Origin/genes: This is a rare defect of metabolism named for the sweet maple syrup smell of patients urine.It occurs in about 1/150,000 births worldwide with a highe ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maulik Shah
24 years experience Clinical Genetics
Your genes: Msud is a genetic disorder. It occurs about 1:300000 although in some populations like mennonites the risk is as high as 1:300. There are multiple d ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Grade B is better!: Strangely enough, most people feel grade b tastes better & some say it has more minerals. The founder of the lemonade diet advises using grade b- see ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Pancake syrup: Pancake syrups are essentially all the same. 100% maple syrup tastes better to many people. These are all pure sugar (carbohydrate), refined to differ ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, of course: Sugar is not poisonous. It is constant intake of it that does not do you any good.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Brain damage: Maple syrup urine disease (msud) is caused by a gene defect. Persons with this condition cannot break down the Amino Acids leucine, isoleucine, and va ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is not a problem food for breastfeeding moms.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not a good idea: Water soluble lubricant like surglube, lubafax, aqualube etc are ideal. Maple syrup is very sticky, could lead to infection because germs love sugar. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but...: The downside of the diet living on a maple syrup concoction for several days will probably leave you weak and with less muscle. The major problem ... Read More

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