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Can metabolic disorders be prevented?

Metabolic disorders are usually genetic, which makes prevention impossible. Although the disorders themselves can't be prevented, it may be possible to prevent symptoms. One effective way to prevent symptoms is by following a strict diet. Often, this means excluding the foods that set off the disorder and never skipping meals.

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