Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

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Yumiko Nagao

Yumiko Nagao
Department of Digestive Disease Information and Research,
Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011

  • Research Article
    Effect of a Late Evening Snack of Amazake in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: A Pilot Study
    Author(s): Yumiko Nagao and Michio SataYumiko Nagao and Michio Sata

    Background: Liver Cirrhosis (LC) is a state of accelerated starvation. A late evening snack improves proteinenergy malnutrition, caused by overnight starvation and the catabolic state of patients with LC. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of amazake, a traditional sweet Japanese beverage, as a late evening snack for cirrhotic patients. Methods: Serum biochemical parameters and the visual analogue scale (VAS) were examined at 0, 4, 8, and 12 weeks. Each patient drank 200 kcal of amazake at bedtime every night for 12 weeks. Trial registration: UMIN-CTR UMIN000010550 Results: Four patients (mean age 67.3 ± 5.7 years) with viral LC were recruited and their VAS score determined, along with a biochemical examination of the blood. White blood cell counts (WBC), especially neutrophil counts, were elevated following a period of amazake intake. Each VAS score was reduced fo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000223

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