Amino-acid studies raise hopes: Nutrients may reduce ALS problems


Symptomatic improvements in some patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been confirmed in new studies conducted by Bernard M. Patten, M.D., F.A.C.P., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

In the ten-month study, Dr. Patten gave 15 ALS patients L-threonine, an amino acid, doses from 2 to 4 grams daily with no ill effects. Some patients noted improvement within 48 hours including better voice, swallowing, less drooling, increased energy and improved spasticity. The changes occurred more dramatically with those most severely affected.

PROTEIN: Under-Appreciated Role in Optimal-Active Aging (Part II)


The article discusses protein intake integration, strategic supplementation, nutrient timing and exercise as approaches to aging optimally. Essential amino acids are important to skeletal muscle ...

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