Aromatic Amino Acid Metabolism in the Pathogenesis of Kwashiorkor
This research may explain whether a shortage of three special compounds called aromatic amino acids is responsible for the severe illness and high death rate of children with the kwashiorkor type of malnutrition and whether supplying adequate amounts of these compounds in the treatment diet will speed up recovery from this condition. We propose that decreased availability of the aromatic amino acids may be the reason why children with kwashiorkor are sicker and more difficult to treat.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University of the West Indies|
|Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, Kingston-7|