The effect of l-carnitine supplementation on lipid profile and glycaemic control in adults with cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials

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URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026156141930038X

Journal: Clinical Nutrition

Publication Date: 02/2019

Summary: This meta-analysis showed that l-carnitine supplementation could improve lipid profile levels, particularly in doses more than 1500 mg/day. More RCTs with large sample sizes, focusing on gut microbiome profiles and dietary patterns are needed to better understand the effect of l-carnitine on patients with cardiovascular risk factors.

Key Takeaways

L-carnitine is a nutrient only found in meat that when given as a supplement has positive effects on blood lipids.

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