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Nutrient partitioning during treatment of tuberculosis: gain in body fat mass but not in protein mass.

Authors
  • Schwenk, Achim
  • Hodgson, Lisa
  • Wright, Antony
  • Ward, Leigh C
  • Rayner, Charlotte F J
  • Grubnic, Sisa
  • Griffin, George E
  • Macallan, Derek C
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
May 2004
Volume
79
Issue
6
Pages
1006–1012
Identifiers
PMID: 15159230
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Microbiological cure of tuberculosis does not restore PM within 6 mo, despite a strong anabolic response. Change in the p-ratio is a suitable parameter for use in studying the effect of disease on body composition because it allows transformation of such effects into a normal distribution across a wide range of baseline proportion between fat and protein mass.

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