protein substitute


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protein substitute

A dietary protein source altered to remove an undesirable amino acid that may have adverse effects on a patient unable to metabolize that amino acid. For example, in phenylketonuria, protein substitutes without phenylalanine can be added to the diet to allow normal growth and development of affected children.
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Instead of beef scientists have suggested that kangaroo meat could be an appropriate protein substitute while helping to protect the earth's fragile ozone layer.
She also has a protein substitute drink five times a day.
Methionine is a protein substitute added mainly to poultry and pig feed.