As a part of our engagement with research into diet we came across this novel work and thought that general SMA population would be interested in the data.
Recent evidence has shown that increased fat in the diet of SMA mouse model cause damaging changes in the liver function. This current research shows further that by reducing the fat content in the diet reduces the damage to the liver and increases the life span of the mouse, in some cases doubling it!
The study clearly highlights that there is tentative benefit to reducing daily fat intake as it shifts metabolic processes away from production of substances deemed to be toxic to SMA patients.
The full article can be found here.