Russian scientists in 2017 recorded in one of the southern regions of the country-aggressor abnormally high prevalence of phenylketonuria (PKU) – a dangerous hereditary diseases, developing from the first years of human life and adversely affecting the intellectual ability of children. This was announced by head of the laboratory of DNA diagnostics of Medico-genetic scientific centre of the Russian Federation Alexander Polyakov, reports Kommersant.
“One of the Russian ethnic groups… recorded one case of PKU for every 330 people. This is the highest frequency in the world, such figures are not even close anywhere else. Previously, the highest rates were recorded in Turkey: one in 2.5 thousand people,” – he said.
The poles said that to call the region and affected the ethnic group he does not allow “the requirements of professional ethics.”
The scientist explained that in phenylketonuria, the human body can’t process the amino acid phenylalanine, which accumulates and actually poisons the brain.
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“The intelligence suffers, and irreparable. This process begins with the first days of life, along with mother’s milk, which also contains phenylalanine. Reduced IQ level, a child cannot learn in school, and in the worst scenario – not even serving yourself in the home. So this is an extremely dangerous disease,” said Polyakov.
According to the scientist, prevent the development of PKU helps biochemical screening of newborns, however, in the South of the Russian Federation from it often refuse from-for inherent in certain peoples eyes.
“Unfortunately, many parents refuse such an examination of their child. Just don’t want any part of this mentality. And just to the South of Russia, this problem is rampant,” stated the Poles.
In October 2017, it was reported that German experts are shocked by the spread of HIV in Russia and Eastern Europe.
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