Phenylketonuria, or PKU

Health: El Paso girl deals with rare disorder

Phenylketonuria, or PKU

There is a standard procedure known as the Guthrie test that screens newborns for a handful of rare but serious genetic conditions. Most new parents are unaware of the test. And that’s a good thing because if they did receive a call from the hospital, that would mean their baby tested positive for phenylketonuria, or PKU.

Interview with Franco Lopez, registered dietitian and clinical nutrition manager at The Hospitals of Providence.

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Franco Lopez III

Franco Lopez III, a seasoned Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Specialist dedicated to guiding individuals toward Type II diabetes remission and optimal metabolic health.

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