Efficacy of a Diet Supplemented With Triheptanoin Proven Greater Than IMB-203 in Treating VLCAD Deficiency

Triheptanoin (C7) has shown effectiveness in treating CoA dehydrogenase VLCAD deficiency, a type of LCFAOD. It has also shown to have greater efficacy than IMB-203. The study found that C7 reduced hepatic steatosis, whereas IMB-203 showed little to no effect.

Dr. Xue-Jun Zhao, MD of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania conducted the study which was presented at the 2022 INFORM lecture series.

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