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What is the maple syrup diet?

What is the maple syrup diet?

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 with the diet and that it lacks protein, fiber, and nutrients for bruits and vegetables. He risk muscle loss, increased fatigue, overall malnutrition. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

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 tree and the presence of the non caloric nutrients is probably low. ...Read more

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What's maple syrup urine disease?

What's maple syrup urine disease?

A genetic disease: Infants with msud lack an enzyme to break down Amino Acids (proteins) in their diet, so the acids accumulate in their blood and tissues and become toxic, causing sweet-smelling urine, ear wax, etc-hence the name-but also brain damage. Each parent contributes one gene for this, so the parents are usually carriers. It is very rare (1:180, 000 births) and screened for in the blood test after birth. ...Read more

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What is maple syrup urine disease?

What is maple syrup urine disease?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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How is maple syrup urine diagnosed?

How is maple syrup urine diagnosed?

Blood tests: Maple syrup urine disease is a genetic condition in which you are not able to metabolize certain Amino Acids (val, leu, ile). They build up in the body until they act like poisons. Babies get sick in a few days & may be in a coma in a week. Newborn screening tests, done at 24-48 hours of life, look for this and other conditions. Amino acid levels in the blood and dna testing confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is maple syrup urine syndrome real?

Is maple syrup urine syndrome real?

MAPLE: Yes, here's a link
www. Msud-support. Org/..._content&view=section&id=5&itemid=10. ...Read more

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How's maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

How's maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

See below: The diagnostic test for this condition is the measurement of blood Amino Acid concentrations. Affected patients have elevated levels of Amino Acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine). Urine organic acid measurement will detect elevated levels of branched-chain ketoacids, lactate, and pyruvate. ...Read more

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Does maple syrup have glucose or sucrose?

Does maple syrup have glucose or sucrose?

The majority: Of maple syrup is sucrose, but it's all treated the same by your body and has the same number of calories/gram. It's like eating sugar, because it is sugar. ...Read more

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Can you explain maple syrup urine disease?

Can you explain maple syrup urine disease?

Genetic disorder: Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited genetic disorder of protein breakdown. It is now often diagnosed by newborn screen. A good general information site can be found at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001411/. ...Read more

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How is maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

How is maple syrup urine disease diagnosed?

Newborn screen: In the US, MSUD is part of the newborn screen all babies get before leaving the hospital, but it's usually symptomatic in the first weeks after birth when amino acids start to accumulate in the blood. Symptoms are poor feeding, irritability, seizures, and smelly urine. Definitive test is quantitative plasma amino acids, and is usually done on day of life 2 if there is a family history of MSUD. ...Read more

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Is there really a maple syrup urine disorder?

Is there really a maple syrup urine disorder?

Yes: It is rare, but often diagnosed during the neonatal period with neonatal screening. This is blood work done when a newborn infant is about 24 hours old. Making an early diagnosis is very important because dietary management will protect the body and brain from damage and possible death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of maple syrup urine disease?

What are the symptoms of maple syrup urine disease?

Mental retardation: This disease occurs statistically in 1 in 10000 births. Urine smells exactly the same as the vermont maple syrup. Being recessive, both parents have to give the gene to theiroffspring. That is why it is more risky to marry a cousin. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes maple syrup urine disease?

Please tell me what causes maple syrup urine disease?

Recessive defect: Msud is an inherited defect in in metabolism. This results when two asymptomatic carrier parents give their fetus a defective gene. After birth, the baby will lack an enzyme needed to break down branch chained protein structures. These build up in the blood ; spill into the urine producing the characteristic odor. The parents are unaffected because a single copy of the normal gene do the work. ...Read more

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Who was the first ti discover maple syrup urine disease?

Who was the first ti discover maple syrup urine disease?

Maple Syrup Urine: Disease was discovered by a pediatrician named Dr. John Menkes in 1954. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as maple syrup urine syndrome?

Can there be such a thing as maple syrup urine syndrome?

Indeed there is: Yes. It's not really maple syrup but in this inborn error of metabolism the urine does acquire a distinctive odor. Http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/maple-syrup-urine-disease. ...Read more

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What is maple syrup urine disease and how is it treated?

What is maple syrup urine disease and how is it treated?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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How does the maple syrup urine disease affect your body?

How does the maple syrup urine disease affect your body?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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What puts a person at risk for maple syrup urine disease?

What puts a person at risk for maple syrup urine disease?

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 higher frequency in the older Mennonite community. New cases appear when two asymptomatic "carrier" parents give their one defective gene to create the gene pair in the affected infant. Most parents of a new case never knew they were at risk. ...Read more

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What is the history of one with maple syrup urine disease?

What is the history of one with maple syrup urine disease?

Lots of info: Please see this website for info: www. Msud-support. Org it has lots of great information for families. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risk factors for maple syrup urine disease?

Can you tell me the risk factors for maple syrup urine disease?

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 different genes associated with this disorder but all are involved in the metabolism of branched chain amino acids. The risk of having msud depends on the carrier status of your parents. Similarly, the risk to offspring depends on your carrier statu. ...Read more

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I just had a maple syrup urine disease diagnosis, what can I expect?

I just had a maple syrup urine disease diagnosis, what can I expect?

Not sure: Msud is typically diagnosed shortly after birth or before age 1. Frankly I am skeptical of a diagnosis in an adult and suggest you return to the doctor that made this diagnosis and ask for a referral to a metabolic geneticist - to confirm the diagnosis and get proper genetic counseling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Maple syrup urine disease?

What is the definition or description of: Maple syrup urine disease?

Maple Syrup Urine: Disease is an inherited metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to process certain protein building blocks (amino acids). Also known as branched chain ketoaciduria. People with this disorder have urine that smells like maple syrup as a result. The smell is from the buildup of certain amino acids and toxic byproducts in the urine and sweat. ...Read more

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What are some of the difficulties with having maple syrup urine disease?

Maple syrup urine di: Neurological damage, increased risk with infections and periods of body stress. Diet free of leucine, isolucine, and valine is recommended. ...Read more

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What should I expect after being diagnosed with maple syrup urine disease?

What should I expect after being diagnosed with maple syrup urine disease?

Lots of info: Please see this website for info: www. Msud-support. Org it has lots of great information for families. ...Read more

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Which particular type of person can be affected by maple syrup urine disease?

Which particular type of person can be affected by maple syrup urine disease?

Maple syrup urine: If you have access to a computer or can go to a nearby library please look up

ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/maple-syrup=urine-disease

This is not the "type of person" but is more often family related. ...Read more

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Is there a particular type of person who is more affected by maple syrup urine disease?

Genetic: This disease is genetic, passed down from affected parents. It has a higher prevalence in persons of amish, mennonite, and jewish descent. ...Read more

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I, m doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and I need to know what causes it and why or how?

I, m doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and I need to know what causes it and why or how?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. Http://msud-support. Org/. ...Read more

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3y old smelled strongly maple syrup until age 2. She no longer does. I found out about msud and asked her dr. He said she would have other symptoms?

3y old smelled strongly maple syrup until age 2. She no longer does. I found out about msud and asked her dr. He said she would have other symptoms?

MSUD: MSUD is an inherited metabolic disorder that allows for build-up of certain proteins and subsequently their toxic by-products. Untreated, it leads to severe mental and physical disability and eventual death. There are several variations of the disease, one would expect symptoms of the toxin build-up (seizures, vomiting, lethargy etc) to be strongly prevalent the same time the urine smelled strongl ...Read more

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What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

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 http://www. Gradebmaplesyrup. Org/whygradebmaple. Html
i do not advise doing the lemonade diet without modification. I would add a scoop of a green powder like orac energy greens or vitamineral greens & about 30 grams of hempseed protein-see my comment:. ...Read more

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Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint?  is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?

Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint?  is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?

100% maple syrup: Pure maple syrup contains fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals such as manganese and zinc than honey. Manganese and zinc may help you maintain healthy immune function. It's loaded with polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. I think it's a healthy choice for your pancake. ...Read more

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Mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Varies: This autosomal recessive genetic disorder of branched chain ketoaciduria requires testing and strict dietary adherence for management. If this is followed, individuals can lead normal lives with excellent health, exempting them from the neurologic complications which are responsible for morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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What are the risks for maple syrup urine disease?

What are the risks for maple syrup urine disease?

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 valine. This leads to a buildup of these chemicals in the blood. In the most severe form, msud can damage the brain during times of physical stress (such as infection, fever, or not eating for a long time). Some types of msud are mild however. ...Read more

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The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Depends: The earlier the disease is detected and the patient is placed on an appropriate diet, the better the long term prognosis is. ...Read more

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Can maple syrup be safely used as lube on my condom?

Can maple syrup be safely used as lube on my condom?

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. Advice is don't use maple syrup for this purpose. ...Read more

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Does the lemon detox diet still work without maple syrup?

Does the lemon detox diet still work without maple syrup?

I have no idea.: Detox diets are great money makers for those who sell books and special products as part of the diet. However, they are generally useless and a waste of time and money ...Read more

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What will cause your sweat/body odor to smell like maple syrup?

What will cause your sweat/body odor to smell like maple syrup?

Body odor: I am not sure why that is happening but for starters you must see your doctor soon to work on this.

I hope family and friends are not complaining about you or avoiding you. ...Read more

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What could cause your sweat/body odor to smell like maple syrup?

Interesting question: You almost certainly have thiamine deficiency. Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1 plays an important part in protein metabolism. A defect in this metabolism results in the production of a substance in the body which is excreted in the sweat and the urine and smells like maple syrup. Stop all forms of sugar and alcohol and obtain high dose thiamine from the health food store. ...Read more