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Glutamine reduces weight gain from high fat diet
Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:17 pm Email this article
GLUTAMINE AND ALANINE, two amino acids, caused mice to lose 10% of their body weight even though they were fed a high (45%) fat diet.
Glutamine had the additional benefit of reducing blood sugar levels by 50% and insulin levels by 30%. In a second experiment glutamine was shown to stop the weight gain of mice fed a high fat diet. For two months the glutamine-supplemented mice had no change in weight while the unsupplemented group gained 15%.
Opara EC, Petro A, Tevrizian A, Feinglos MN, Surwit RS. L-glutamine supplementation of a high fat diet reduces body weight and attenuates hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in C57BL/6J mice. Journal of Nutrition, 1996 Jan, 126(1):273-9.
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