Nocturnal nutritional supplementation improves total body protein status of patients with liver cirrhosis: a randomized 12-month trial.

@article{Plank2008NocturnalNS,
  title={Nocturnal nutritional supplementation improves total body protein status of patients with liver cirrhosis: a randomized 12-month trial.},
  author={Lindsay D Plank and Edward J. Gane and Szelin Peng and Carl Muthu and Sachin X. Mathur and Lyn K. Gillanders and Kerry McIlroy and Anthony J Donaghy and J L Mccall},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={557-66}
}
UNLABELLED Patients with liver cirrhosis exhibit early onset of gluconeogenesis after short-term fasting. This accelerated metabolic reaction to starvation may underlie their increased protein requirements and muscle depletion. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to test the hypothesis that provision of a late-evening nutritional supplement over a 12-month period would improve body protein stores in patients with cirrhosis. A total of 103 patients (68 male, 35 female; median age 51… CONTINUE READING
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