Leucine requirement and splanchnic uptake of leucine in chronically undernourished adult Indian subjects.

@article{Kurpad2003LeucineRA,
  title={Leucine requirement and splanchnic uptake of leucine in chronically undernourished adult Indian subjects.},
  author={Anura V Kurpad and Meredith M. Regan and T. Sundar Raj and Saripalli Varalakshmi and Justin V. Gnanou and Prashanth Thankachan and Vernon R. Young},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={
          861-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND We showed previously by the 24-h direct amino acid balance (DAAB) method that the leucine requirement of well-nourished Western and South Asian subjects is approximately 40 mg x kg(-1) x d(-1). OBJECTIVE It is not known whether this estimated leucine requirement is applicable in chronic undernutrition; therefore, we assessed the leucine requirement in Indian men with chronic, but stable, undernutrition. DESIGN We studied 26 chronically undernourished men during 2 randomly… CONTINUE READING
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