Numerous clinical investigations have shown that glutamine enriched medical nutrition support decreases hospital-acquired infections and improves other clinical outcomes (hospital length of stay, post-hospital survival) in critically ill patients 1-3. Below a summary of effects of enteral or parenteral glutamine supplementation observed in clinical trials*.
*Adapted from review by Ziegler1
Ziegler TR, Evans ME, Fernandez-Estivariz C, Jones DP. Annu Rev Nutr.; 23:229-61 (2003)