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Efficacy of preoperative amino acid supplements on postoperative physical function and complications in open heart surgery pati

M. Ogawa et al.
Used Parameters : Body Composition

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Cardiology

Background Elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery often show poor nutritional status, muscle wasting, and sarcopenia, which are reported to affect postoperative functional recovery and incidence of complications. Amino acids are essential in maintaining nutritional status, synthesizing muscle protein, and promoting beneficial energy balance of the heart muscle. β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid (HMB) is a leucine metabolite known to increase muscle protein synthesis and inhibit protein catabolism; it has been used to more …
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