Julie Mareschal

Julie Mareschal

University Hospitals of Geneva

Biography

Protein energy wasting is common in hemodialysis patients and associated with poor clinical outcomes. We conducted a multicenter randomized double-blind crossover study to evaluate the impact of branch-chain amino acids (BCAA) vs. glycine on faecal microbiota and lean body mass. Overall faecal microbiota composition and microbial diversity did not change with the glycine or BCAA supplementation but decreased the abundance of L. paracasei and Bdentium. Unexpectedly, glycine improved lean body mass as compared with BCAA.

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