Research & Practice

The role of adiposity in the association of branched-chain amino acids and metabolic and clinical markers in healthy adults on controlled diets.

In healthy adults on controlled diets, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) were positively associated with adiposity, markers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and satiety hormone leptin. These findings support the hypothesis that BCAAs are part of a metabolic signature of obesity.

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Project Type(s): Master's Thesis

Author(s): Cairo Archer

Program(s): Master of Science, RDN Training

Year: 2021