Effect of oral L-arginine supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

@article{Dong2011EffectOO,
  title={Effect of oral L-arginine supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.},
  author={J Dong and Li-Qiang Qin and Zengli Zhang and Youyou Zhao and Junkuan Wang and Fabrizio Arigoni and Weiguo Zhang},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={162 6},
  pages={959-65}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that L-arginine, an amino acid and a substrate of nitric oxide synthase, may have blood pressure (BP)-lowering effect. Because some studies were performed with limited number of patients with hypertension and therefore limited statistical power with sometimes inconsistent results, we aimed to examine the effect of oral L-arginine supplementation on BP by conducting a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. METHODS PubMed… CONTINUE READING
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