FAOD In Focus

LC-FAOD and me

It’s not always easy living with a long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorder (LC-FAOD), but staying up-to-date on the latest information and building a network of support can help you focus your efforts on the best possible care. That’s why this website is here.

LC-FAOD are rare, genetic metabolic disorders that prevent the body from breaking down long-chain fatty acids into energy during metabolism. You may identify with a certain type of LC-FAOD, each of which involves a mutation in a different gene or genes; the types are referred to as CPT I, CACT, CPT II, VLCAD, TFP, and LCHAD.

Learn more about LC-FAOD in this short video

What are the signs and symptoms of LC-FAOD?

There are a number of signs that indicate LC-FAOD, and symptoms can be chronic (ongoing) or acute episodes that develop suddenly.

Understanding LC-FAOD

Learn about the causes, impact, and signs and symptoms of LC-FAOD.


How is LC-FAOD impacting your (or your child’s) life?

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