Adrenoleukodystrophy and Diet

Adrenoleukodystrophy and Diet

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Adrenoleukodystrophy and Diet

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare genetic disease in which very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) build up inside cells in males, causing a number of behavioral and neurological problems. Here is some information about diet and certain dietary supplements, and how they may affect VLCFA levels in the body. What are VLCFAs? VLCFAs play a number of different roles in the body, including in the formation of the skin barrier, in liver function, in the maintenance…

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