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Symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Summary of Symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect symptoms of duchenne muscular dystrophy
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Creatine Minor Very High See 2 studies
There appears to be a mild therapeutic effect of creatine supplementation (2-5g) to boys with DMD, mostly related to an improvement in handgrip strength and body composition with some parent-rated improvements.
grade-c Glutamine - - See study
Glutamine has failed to be of benefit to symptoms associated with Duchenne muscle dystrophy

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