Carnitine levels in patients with skeletal myopathy due to anorexia nervosa before and after refeeding.

@article{Morton1999CarnitineLI,
  title={Carnitine levels in patients with skeletal myopathy due to anorexia nervosa before and after refeeding.},
  author={Jeremy Morton and Declan M McLoughlin and S B Whiting and Gerald F. M. Russell},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={341-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of carnitine in the skeletal myopathy present in anorexia nervosa. METHOD Serum levels of free and total carnitine were measured in a group of severely underweight women with anorexia nervosa and skeletal myopathy before and after an inpatient refeeding program. RESULTS Carnitine levels were within the reference range before refeeding and remained unchanged despite significant weight gain in all the subjects. CONCLUSION These findings suggest that carnitine… CONTINUE READING