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12 Points to Better Understand Muscular Dystrophy

8. Eating more protein won’t halt or even slow down the disease

Ingesting proteins from a nutritional source doesn’t necessarily replace the lost proteins in muscular dystrophy. This is because the protein we ingest is broken down into small components to serve as energy source for our body to produce its own proteins. In Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the body is genetically unable to command the production of proteins needed for muscle formation and structure. Even if an MD patient consumes an enormous amount of protein every day, if the bodily function for producing muscle-building proteins is absent, then it’s all useless.