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What sort of foods can people with a urea cycle disorder (UCD) eat?

People with a urea cycle disorder (UCD) should keep their diet low in protein and eat foods like fruits and vegetables. It’s important that their diet gives their body the energy and nutrients it needs. To get enough energy and nutrients, people with a UCD may also be given supplements and powerhouse formulas. There isn’t one simple diet for someone with a UCD—it changes from person to person. A dietitian can give people advice on tasty meals to eat.

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