Body cell mass and leucine metabolism in cirrhosis.

To investigate the influence of body composition on leucine metabolism, leucine turnover and oxidation were measured in six patients with stable biopsy-proven cirrhosis and in six age- and gender-matched controls using [1-14C]leucine tracer. Fat-free body mass and body cell mass were estimated from quantified measurements of H2(18)O and bromide dilution… CONTINUE READING