Maple Syrup Urine Disease: Brain Effects For the Rest of Us?

Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is not an overdose of Maine's favorite syrup on Maple Sunday.  It's the inability to process branched chain amino acids (part of a complete protein).  The amino acids build up in the brain and in the body, giving the infant a smell like maple syrup.  The treatment is medical food that …