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Branch Chain Amino Acid Deficiency Linked to Autism?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

bcaa deficiency linked to autism

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  • Some cases of autism are caused by mutations in the branched chain ketoacid dehydrogenase kinase (BCKDK) gene; in those with BCKDK deficiency, BCAAs are broken down too quickly, leading to depletion


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