Insulin resistance and protein metabolism in chronic hemodialysis patients.


OBJECTIVE Loss of lean body mass (sarcopenia) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis (CHD). Insulin resistance (IR), which is highly prevalent in patients receiving CHD, has been proposed to play a critical role in the development of sarcopenia. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of IR on… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.jrn.2012.08.013


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