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  • Glutamine Supplements Show Promise In Treating Stomach Ulcers - Science Daily, 5/15/09 - "the amino acid glutamine, found in many foods as well as in dietary supplements, may prove beneficial in offsetting gastric damage caused by H. pylori infection ... at six-weeks-post infection, the animals exhibited increased expression of three cytokines – interleukin 4, interleukin 10 and transforming growth factor-alpha mRNA. "These all play an important role in the stomach's ability to protect against damaging effects resulting from other responses to H. pylori infection ... Of even greater significance, by week 20, the study results showed that, among the H. pylori-infected animals, the mice that were fed the L-glutamine diet exhibited lower levels of inflammation than did the mice that received the standard control diet"
  • Glutamine Independently Reduces Hospital Stay - Doctor's Guide, 10/25/05 - "The nutrient glutamine, which is often administered as part of nutritional supplementation, on its own can reduce the length of hospital stay and maintains lean body mass after elective surgery"
  • Ask Dr. J - Dr. Janson, 4/02 - "L-glutamine is an amino acid that helps heal the lining of the entire digestive tract, so it is useful for inflammatory bowel disease as well as esophagitis"
  • Concepts and Controversies in Nutrition, Immune-Enhancing Formulas - Medscape, 3/21/02 - "Immune-enhancing formulas (IEFs), also known as immune-modulating formulas, include arginine, glutamine, nucleic acids, and omega-3 fatty acids"
  • Glutamine Helps Treat AIDS - Nutrition Science News, 9/00
  • 'Building Blocks of Life' Might Help Pump You Up - WebMD, 7/28/00 - "during exercise, one particular amino acid -- glutamine -- is depleted in the blood supply. Glutamine is involved in keeping the immune system healthy to ward off illness"
  • Immune-Enhancing Therapy Shortens Hospital Stays By Three Days - Doctor's Guide, 12/23/99 - "Our study shows that immunonutrition can make a significant contribution to reducing the number of infections and length of hospital stay in critically ill patients"
  • Essential Nutrients for Endurance Athletes - Nutrition Science News, 5/99 - "In the seven days following the exercise, 81 percent of the glutamine-supplemented group were infection-free compared to 49 percent in the placebo group."


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