Nutritional effects of carnitine supplementation in hemodialysis patients.

  title={Nutritional effects of carnitine supplementation in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Charles Chazot and Corinne Tallichet Blanc and J M Hurot and Bernard Charra and Guillaume Jean and Guy Laurent},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={59 1},
AIMS Carnitine is involved in fatty acid metabolism and it is cleared by dialysis. As it plays a role in energy utilization and because malnutrition is a frequent complication of HD treatment, we studied the effects of carnitine supplementation on several nutritional parameters in HD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The main selection criterion was a body mass index (BMI; body weight/(height)2) < 22 kg/m2. Fifty-three patients were enrolled to participate in this open and randomized study. For… CONTINUE READING

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