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Many people ask, "Is there a cure for Marfan syndrome?" Although there is no cure yet, there are several different treatment options that minimize and prevent the complications of Marfan syndrome.

Is There a Cure for Marfan Syndrome?

Many people ask, "Is there a cure for Marfan syndrome?" According to research scientists, there is no cure for Marfan syndrome. In order to develop a cure, scientists need to identify and change the specific gene that is responsible for the disorder before birth.
 
Although there is no cure for Marfan syndrome yet, there are several different treatment options that can minimize and prevent complications. Individualized Marfan syndrome treatment programs are available, depending on which body systems have been affected.
 

No Vitamin or Supplement Cure for Marfan Syndrome

While eating a balanced diet is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there are no vitamins or dietary supplements that will slow, cure, or prevent Marfan syndrome.
 

Marfan Syndrome Research and the Search for a Cure

Scientists are approaching Marfan syndrome research from a variety of perspectives.
 
One approach is to find out what happens once the genetic defect or mutation occurs in the fibrillin-1 (FBN1) gene. Research scientists are searching for answers by studying the genes and also by studying large family groups affected by the disease.
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