Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism - Volume 5, issue 1
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Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism publishes original scientific papers on metabolism, including diabesity and eating disorders; nutrition (epidemiological, basic, clinical and artificial); dietary and nutritional practices and management and their impact on health from prevention to treatment.
The journal hosts the proceedings of relevant congresses and presents shorter notices focused on the original character of the Mediterranean nutritional civilisation. In addition, this journal is intended as a platform for scientific debate and knowledge-sharing among students and clinical practitioners, and between them and the broader scientific community, and finally as a tool for promoting and enhancing scientific cooperation.
Abstract: We evaluated if a nutritional supplement containing arginine, glutamine, β-hydroxy-β-methyl butyrate commonly used to improve the healing of diabetic foot ulcers had any effect on the kidney function in the diabetic patients. We hypothesized that the action on the skin may be non-specific and that the supplement might also act on other structural elements of the kidney. We compared the evolution of the blood creatinine and of the overnight albumin excretion in 16 diabetic subjects with mild to moderate nephropathy 6 months prior to and during the 6 months of treatment. The creatinine level remained stable during the treatment, while…microalbuminuria decreased to nearly 50% of the initial value (p < 0.000).
Abstract: Malnutrition is frequent among cancer patients and must be evaluated before the surgery. Immunonutrition is a nutritional support therapy focused on modulating the inflammatory response, stimulating the immunology, maintaining intestinal trophicity and reducing overall postoperative morbidity, particularly infectious complications. Immunonutrition is indicated in elective digestive surgical oncology, and the length of administration depends on the presence or not of malnutrition. This treatment is now a standard of care in France, because the recommendations of the French Society of Digestive Surgery (2005) and its reimbursement by the National Health System.