Children need more dietary creatine

Paper in Ann Nutr Metab

Creatine is often emphasized as an important component of early life nutrition. Derived from diet or synthesized endogenously, creatine contributes to normal child health and development by supporting cellular energy homeostasis. Being a component of human breast milk, creatine could also be obtained by infant formulas and animal-based foods in early childhood. However, daily creatine intake in very young children currently remains unknown. In our new paper published in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, we quantified the amount of creatine consumed through a regular diet among US children aged 0–2 years using data from the 2017 to 2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Here is the full text.

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