Creatine monohydrate in muscular dystrophies: A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study

  title={Creatine monohydrate in muscular dystrophies: A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study},
  author={Mosquera Walter and Hanns Lochm{\"u}ller and Peter Reilich and Thomas Klopstock and R Huber and Manfred Hartard and Michael Hennig and Dieter E. Pongratz and Wolfgang M{\"u}ller-Felber},
  pages={1848 - 1850}
Article abstract The authors assessed the safety and efficacy of creatine monohydrate (Cr) in various types of muscular dystrophies in a double-blind, crossover trial. Thirty-six patients (12 patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, 10 patients with Becker dystrophy, 8 patients with Duchenne dystrophy, and 6 patients with sarcoglycan-deficient limb girdle muscular dystrophy) were randomized to receive Cr or placebo for 8 weeks. There was mild but significant improvement in muscle strength… 

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