preventing weight gain in spinal muscular atrophy SMA

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

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