Early serum IGF-I response to oral protein supplements in elderly women with a recent hip fracture.

@article{Chevalley2010EarlySI,
  title={Early serum IGF-I response to oral protein supplements in elderly women with a recent hip fracture.},
  author={Thierry Chevalley and Pierre J. Hoffmeyer and J. P. Bonjour and Ren{\'e} R Rizzoli},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={78-83}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS In patients with recent hip fracture, reduced serum IGF-I in relation to protein undernutrition is frequent. Elevation of circulating IGF-I in response to a daily oral supplement of 20 g of casein was observed after 6 months. This study determined if the response to casein as compared to whey protein can be observed as early as after one week. METHODS 45 women were randomized after recent hip fracture in 3 groups receiving a preparation of 20 g of casein, an isocaloric… CONTINUE READING