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Dr. Richard Koch – The Main Catalyst For “Low Protein Diet For Life” Policy

Dr. Richard Koch – The Main Catalyst For “Low Protein Diet For Life” Policy

Dr. Koch was the main investigator of the original (The Collaborative Study of Children Treated for Phenylketonuria (PKUCS)) study designed to answer an questions whether is it safe to stop the low protein diet in childhood or not.

Dr. Horst Bickel – Leader Of PKU Revolution

Dr. Horst Bickel – Leader Of PKU Revolution

German doctor Horst Bickel (1918. – 2000.) was responsable for discovering the first dietary therapy for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients. Nutritional formula, discovered by Dr. Bickel and his colleagues in 1951., improved the life quality of thousands of PKU patients, helping them to lead a normal and healthy life.

Dr. Robert Guthrie – “Father” Of Mass Newborn Screening

Dr. Robert Guthrie – “Father” Of Mass Newborn Screening

When we discuss about people who have left the deepest mark in phenylketonuria disorder history, two names notably stand out – Dr. Ivar Asbjørn Følling, who discovered PKU, and Dr. Robert Guthrie, the man who made the first practical PKU screening test.

Dr. Ivar Asbjørn Følling – The Man Who Discovered PKU Disorder

Dr. Ivar Asbjørn Følling – The Man Who Discovered PKU Disorder

Norwegian physician and biochemist Dr. Ivar Asbjørn Følling (1888. – 1973.) will forever be remembered as a man who discovered Phenylketonuria (PKU) disorder and as a “father” of the first PKU test. He is also unofficially considered as the most important medical scientist not to receive the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

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