Carnitine risks outweigh benefits: expert

A systematic review conducted by Adelaide researchers showed that in 13 of 17 studies in patients with intermittent claudication, carnitine supplements significantly improved pain-free walking distance by between 23m and 157m when compared with pre-supplementation or placebo.

Similarly, maximal walking distance was improved by between 9m and 135m with carnitine supplements.

Professor Garry Jennings, director of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, said the effects of carnitine on

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