Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-13-1997

Abstract

A method for determining muscle mass in a human subject useful for monitoring athletic conditioning, weight loss programs, nutritional deficiencies, and disease states which cause muscle wasting is provided comprising administration of a bolus dose of a metabolic marker for 3-methylhistidine, the use of a three-compartment model to describe data from blood samples collected periodically thereafter, and calculation of muscle mass as a function of specific values generated by the model.

Patent Number

US 5,628,328

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

08/428,052

Date Filed

4-25-1995

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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