Amino acid supplements improve dialysis patients' health

method, a patient's blood is directly filtered of waste materials. In the latter, fluid is injected through a soft tube in the abdominal wall to remove toxins, and is replaced several times a day.

During the study, patients were randomly assigned to take either five amino acid pills (3.6 g) or five placebo pills with meals three times a day for three months. Albumin levels were measured at the end of each month.

At the study's conclusion, hemodialysis patients who took amino acids saw their albumin levels raised by an average of 0.22 g/dL. Peritoneal dialysis patients had an average increase of only 0.01 g/dL.

"We hope that this increase in serum albumin will result in better health and increased survival for patients treated with hemodialysis," Eustace says. Another ongoing study is measuring the effects of fewer supplements on albumin levels, he says.

Further study will investigate how the amino acids increase serum albumin levels.


Contact: Karen Infeld
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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