Metabolic effects of glutamine and glutamate ingestion in healthy subjects and in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Rutten2006MetabolicEO,
  title={Metabolic effects of glutamine and glutamate ingestion in healthy subjects and in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Erica P.A. Rutten and Marielle P K J Engelen and Emiel F. M. Wouters and Annemie M. W. J. Schols and Nicolaas E P Deutz},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={115-23}
}
BACKGROUND Because low plasma glutamate and glutamine concentrations are often seen in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), glutamine or glutamate supplementation may be a good option for preventing further metabolic disturbances in COPD patients. However, the metabolic effects of glutamate supplementation have never been compared with those of glutamine supplementation. OBJECTIVE We compared the metabolic effects of repeated ingestion of glutamine and glutamate in COPD patients and… CONTINUE READING