Dr. Goodenowe found out about the rare disease Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata (RCDP) through his work in Alzheimer’s disease, where he discovered that plasmalogen deficiency causes Alzheimer’s disease. RCDP affects approximately 1 in 100,000 children. The disease has a very precisely defined biochemical cause – children are unable to make precursors for plasmalogens. Affected children quickly become severely plasmalogen deficient. Because adequate plasmalogen levels are essential for numerous biological functions such as myelination, neurological function, neuromuscular function, cholesterol regulation, lung function, cardiac function, vision, neurogenesis and more, these children suffer severe direct and indirect health consequences.
Dr. Goodenowe has prepared the Definitive Lecture Series on RCDP to break down the disease so that anyone interested can learn about the biochemical disease process, how it leads to functional impairments, and what we can do to work with the biochemistry to improve function.
the definitive lecture series on RCDP
RCDP Lecture Series
Dr. Goodenowe has prepared a FREE lecture series to break down RCDP so that anyone interested can learn about the biochemical disease process, how it leads to functional impairments, and how we can work with the biochemistry to improve function.