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Master Amino acid Pattern as sole and total substitute for dietary proteins during a weight-loss diet to achieve the body's nitrogen balance equilibrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14964347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Results of this multicentric study have shown that by giving Master Amino acid Pattern (MAP) as a sole and total substitute of dietary proteins to 500 overweight participants undergoing the American Nutrition Clinics/Overweight Management Program (ANC/OMP), the participants' body nitrogen balance could be maintained in equilibrium with essentially no calories (MAP 1 g=0.04 kcal), thereby preserving the body's structural and functional proteins, eliminating excessive water retention from the interstitial compartment, and preventing the sudden weight increase after study conclusion commonly known as the yo-yo effect. Study results have shown that the use of MAP, in conjunction with the ANC/OMP regimen, has proven to be safe and effective by preventing those adverse effects associated with a negative nitrogen balance, such as oversized or flabby tissue, stretch marks, the sagging of breast tissue, increased hair loss, faded hair color, and fragile or brittle nails. Also prevented were those anomalies commonly associated with weight-loss diets, such as hunger, weakness, headache caused by ketosis, constipation, and decreased libido. The use of MAP in conjunction with the ANC/OMP also allowed for mean weight loss of 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) per week, achieved through reduction of excessive fat tissue and elimination of excessive water retention from the interstitial compartment.
M Lucà-Moretti; A Grandi; E Lucà; G Muratori; M G Nofroni; M P Mucci; P Gambetta; R Stimolo; P Drago; G Giudice; N Tamburlin; M Karbalai; C Valente; G Moras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in therapy     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0741-238X     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Ther     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-13     Completed Date:  2004-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611864     Medline TA:  Adv Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-81     Citation Subset:  T    
American Nutrition Clinics, Coral Gables, FL 33143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids, Essential / therapeutic use*
Diet, Reducing* / adverse effects
Dietary Supplements*
Middle Aged
Nitrogen / metabolism*
Nutrition Disorders / prevention & control*
Quality of Life
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids, Essential; 7727-37-9/Nitrogen

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