Arginine is a non-essential amino acid in adults, but it is also a potent stimulator of prolactin, growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin release, and a precursor of nitric oxide. Indirect measures of immune function have been improved by arginine supplementation in both experimental and clinical studies. However, clear benefit in critically ill patients has still to be shown, and it is of concern that large arginine supplements (6 per cent of total energy intake) decreased survival in guinea pigs with peritonitis.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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