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Glycine, a Dispensable Amino Acid, Is Conditionally Indispensable in Late Stages of Human Pregnancy

2 days ago   |   By Nutrition

ABSTRACTBackgroundRecently, we showed that there are higher protein, lysine, and phenylalanine requirements in late stages of pregnancy compared with early stages. Animal studies have suggested an increased dietary need for specific dispensable amino acids in pregnancy; whether such a need exists in human pregnancies is unknown.ObjectiveThe objective of the current study was to examine whether healthy pregnant women at midgestation and late gestation have a dietary demand for glycine, a dispensable amino acid, using the indicator amino acid oxidation method and measurement of plasma...
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