Protein and energy metabolism in patients with progressive muscular dystrophy.

@article{Okada1992ProteinAE,
  title={Protein and energy metabolism in patients with progressive muscular dystrophy.},
  author={K. Okada and S. Manabe and S. Sakamoto and M. Ohnaka and Y. Niiyama},
  journal={Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology},
  year={1992},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          141-54
        }
}
Studies were made on whether body weight loss in patients with muscular dystrophy is due to reduced intake and/or abnormal expenditure of energy. For this, food intakes and various physiological variables were surveyed in totals of 310 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) of 11 to 29 years old and 28 patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) of 30 to 47 years old. Energy and protein intakes, expressed on a unit body weight basis, in DMD patients were comparable to, or… Expand
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