Supplement to Support Muscle Loss in Knee Replacements

Supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements

 

Twenty grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after knee-replacement surgeries helped 16 patients, mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy than a control group ingesting a placebo. The findings are part of an ongoing collaboration led by Hans C. Dreyer, a professor of human physiology at the University of Oregon, with the Eugene-based Slocum Research & Education Foundation and the Oregon Research Institute. Atrophy in the quadriceps, a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh, has been a long-running problem following knee-replacement surgeries, Dreyer said.

 

Read more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/267992.php

 

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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