Plasma betaine concentrations correlate with plasma cortisol but not with C-reactive protein in an elderly population.


BACKGROUND Low plasma betaine concentrations are a feature of seriously ill patients. Increased dietary betaine intake has been associated with lowered systemic inflammation. We aimed to compare plasma cortisol (a stress marker) and C-reactive protein (an inflammation marker) as statistical predictors of plasma betaine concentrations. METHODS Plasma… (More)
DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2017-9910