Short-term Perioperative EPA/DHA Supplementation for Immune Modulation and Long-term Outcome; New Developments
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- Three recent studies have looked at different aspects of early post-surgical immune-modulatory effects of perioperative supplementation with EPA/DHA.
- These include lowered neutrophil activation potential, a decreased neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and reduced need for antibiotics.
- Short-term supplementation may lead to long-term benefits that had not been recognized previously, and that merit further investigation.