A high leucine diet mitigates cardiac injury and improves survival after acute myocardial infarction.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Evidence suggests that branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are beneficial in treating human disease. It is unknown, however, what impact BCAAs have on outcomes in acute myocardial infarction (MI). This study was performed to test the hypothesis that the specific BCAA leucine mitigates cardiac injury and improves survival post-MI. MATERIALS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.07.023

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