Dietary Change May Support Wound Healing

June 27, 2013
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An honest to goodness diabetic rat!

According to a study published by the American Physiological Society, proline and arginine supplementation can help heal wounds in diabetic patients.

Diabetic ulcers are a common problem among diabetic patients. It is estimated that approximately 80% of such patients undergo lower leg amputation.

French researchers found that diabetic rats on a high protein diet with arginine and proline — specific molecules found in protein — showed better wound healing over rats fed either standard or high protein food without arginine and proline supplementation.

So I guess the lesson is to eat more protein specifically which has these supplements.

Animal sources of arginine include:

Plant sources include: