Creatine for treating muscle disorders.

  title={Creatine for treating muscle disorders.},
  author={Rudolf Andr{\'e} Kley and Matthias Vorgerd and Mark A Tarnopolsky},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Progressive muscle weakness is a main symptom of most hereditary muscle diseases. Creatine is a popular nutritional supplement among athletes. It improves muscle performance in healthy individuals and might be helpful for treating myopathies. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of oral creatine supplementation in muscle diseases. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group Register in May 2004 for randomised trials using the search term 'creatine'. We… CONTINUE READING


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