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Why must there be phenylalanine in the pku diet?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Essential amino acid: We can not make our own phenylalanine so there must be some in our diet. In general, the idea is to consume only the amount of phenylalanine that's necessary for normal growth and body processes, but no more.

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