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Table 4 The amino acid balance in comparison to WHO 2007 reference and on the addition of 1000 mg of supplement at baseline

From: Effect of lysine supplementation on hypertensive men and women in selected peri-urban community in Ghana

  Lysine1 Lysine + 1000 mg lysine Placebo1
  Mean SD Percent below reference pattern mean SD Percent below reference pattern Mean SD Percent below reference pattern
Men n = 46    n = 46    n = 44   
Lysine mg/g protein 3 55.59 7.76 10.9 79.47 2 9.87 0 55.78 9.57 13.6
Sulfur Amino Acids mg/g protein3 34.12 2.84 0 34.12 2.84 0 33.76 3.16 0
Women n = 44    n = 44    n = 41   
Lysine mg/g protein 3 53.01 7.29 15.9 81.962 11.15 0 55.28 9.04 9.8
Sulfur Amino Acids mg/g protein3 32.82 3.31 0 32.82 3.31 0 32.99 3.36 0
  1. No significant differences between dietary intakes in the lysine and control groups before adding lysine tested using independent sample t-tests
  2. This group reflects the expected improvement in baseline nutrient value of the lysine group diets upon the addition of 1000 mg of lysine which is equivalent to the amount of supplement provided
  3. Adult amino acid reference pattern: 45 mg/g protein lysine, 22 mg/g protein sulfur amino acids, 23 mg/g protein threonine, 6 mg/g protein tryptophanTable 5: Effects of lysine supplementation on the BP of hypertensive participants enrolled in the study