What is Phenylketonuria (PKU)?
Written by Cambrooke
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PKU is a rare, inherited and metabolic condition that affects around 1 in 10,000 people around the world.
It is inherited because you inherit one PKU gene from your mum and one from your dad.
The body cannot break down or metabolise phenylalanine (Phe) found in protein.
A low protein diet for life, PKU protein formulas, blood-the monitoring and regular dietitian check ups are essential.
All babies are screened for PKU shortly after birth using a heel prick test.
Cambrooke’s founders, Lynn and David Paolella made it their mission to develop a variety of nutritious and great tasting protein substitute (formulas) for their children, Cameron and Brooke, and to help all other children and adults with PKU around the world. Their mission started 20 years ago and is stronger than ever today.
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This video was created by:
Tom Chimiak, Filmmaker and Lecturer. Tom has Classic PKU.
Natasha MacManard, Animator
Thank you, Tom and Natasha!