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How can a special diet treat an inherited metabolic disorder?

Inherited metabolic disorders affect the ability of the body to make or break down food compounds from fats, proteins, or carbohydrates. Implementing a special diet is one of the main courses of treatment for many inherited metabolic disorders. By getting rid of the substances from a person's diet that cause metabolic problems, symptoms of the disorder and its affects on the body can be controlled and managed.

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