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Table 1 Factors influencing albumin synthesis

From: Critical appraisal of the role of serum albumin in cardiovascular disease

Factors that increase synthesis Factors that decrease synthesis
High-protein diet [11] Protein-deficient diet [11]
High calories [11] Fasting [11]
COP↓ [12, 13] COP↑ [12, 13]
Growth hormone [15] Diabetes [14]
Corticosteroids [16] Hepatic disease [17]
Insulin [14] Sepsis, trauma [2]
  1. Abbreviation: COP colloidal oncotic pressure