PROTEIN: PeRioperative Omega Three and the Effect on ImmuNity

Study code 
Colorectal Cancer - Nutrition

A randomized controlled trial of standard or DHA/EPA supplemented enteral nutrition in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery

This is a 2 arm randomised controlled trial to look at the effect of perioperative omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on markers of immunity in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. It is being carried out at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. The primary objectives being:

  • Changes in fatty acid composition, using gas chromatograph mass spectrometry (GCMS) from red blood cells
  • Phagocytic function using flow cytometry

The secondary objectives will be to look at:

  • Wound Infection to 30 days
  • Overall infectious complications to 30d
  • Length of hospital stay
  • Changes in body composition as measured on L3SMI on CT scan.

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