is a set of biochemical processes that take place in the human body.
Enzymes play an important role in this.
includes processes to build up muscles and tissue, to maintain tissue
and of course also to provide energy for the body.
deficiency there is a problem with providing energy, and more
specifically with providing energy from breaking down fats.
chapter explains how the fat metabolism works. MCAD deficiency is a
problem with one specific enzyme necessary for the breaking down of
more on the fat metabolism >
Carnitine is a substance that plays an important role in the fat
metabolism. Every patient with MCAD deficiency will sooner or later be
confronted with carnitine.
more about carnitine >
Finally every patient with MCAD deficiency is told not to go too long
without food. But why is that?
are different processes in the body that take place after a meal. I
called this the "fed-fast cycle". In this chapter is explained what
processes are and why it will go wrong at a
certain moment for a patient with MCAD
more about fed-fast cycle >
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