Study finds that children and adults with SMA who can't walk but otherwise have good motor function are at risk for becoming overweight
posted on July 22, 2010 - 10:20am
Children and adults with types 2 and 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who are no longer walking have an increased risk of being overnourished and overweight if they otherwise have relatively good motor function, a multicenter study shows.
The results emphasize the importance of a "dedicated and experienced nutritionist" in SMA medical management, the researchers say.
About the study