Research News

October 1996 Issue

Amino Acid May Benefit Heart-Failure Patients

A popular amino acid supplement, L-arginine, may benefit individuals with heart failure, suggests the results of a small study at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Heart failure means the heart is unable to pump enough blood throughout the body. As a result, individuals tire easily, getting short of breath even during mild exertion such as walking or climbing a flight of stairs. Researchers speculate that L-arginine, one of the amino acids that

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