Nutrition and Protease Activity
The influence of nutritional intake and nutritional status on the activity of tissue proteases has been the subject of research for many years. In general, two different aspects of this subject have been investigated: 1) The effects of protein malnutrition, calorie malnutrition and proteincalorie malnutrition on protease activity and the contribution of proteases to wasting in starvation; and 2) The effect of specific nutrient deficiencies on specific proteases. This manuscript will briefly review these two areas of research.
KeywordsZinc Obesity Lipase Pancreatitis Creatine
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