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Creatine is an ergogen for anaerobic exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9155214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Throughout history, athletes have searched for performance-enhancing agents. Recently, creatine (N-[aminoiminomethyl]-N-methyl glycine) has been marketed as an ergogenic dietary supplement. There appears to be scientific merit to the claim that creatine is ergogenic when taken in large amounts. However, several issues regarding its use need to be addressed.
S M Toler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0029-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-10     Completed Date:  1997-06-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-3     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Clinical Research, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT 06340, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Creatine / metabolism,  pharmacology*
Exercise / physiology*
Food, Fortified*
Muscles / drug effects,  metabolism
Physical Endurance / drug effects
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