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

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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… (More)

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