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My niece who was 2 years old, has cerebral palsy since his birth. his doc prefer us to use l-carnitine with the other meds. what's the effect of that?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Helps metbolize fats: Carnitine plays a key role in transporting fats across the mitochondrial membrane. Some individuals with cerebral palsy have genetic metabolic imbalances like glutaric acidemia type 1 that cause carnitine deficiency. But since I do not know the details of your niece's condition, this question can be better answered by her doctor!

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