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Nutrients 2016, 8(9), 584; doi:10.3390/nu8090584

The Effects of Early Post-Operative Soluble Dietary Fiber Enteral Nutrition for Colon Cancer

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Sichuan Cancer Hospital, Chengdu 610041, China
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Received: 12 August 2016 / Revised: 11 September 2016 / Accepted: 13 September 2016 / Published: 21 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Fibers and Human Health)
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We examined colon cancer patients who received soluble dietary fiber enteral nutrition (SDFEN) to evaluate the feasibility and potential benefit of early SDFEN compared to EN. Sixty patients who were confirmed as having colon cancer with histologically and accepted radical resection of colon cancer were randomized into an SDFEN group and an EN group. The postoperative complications, length of hospital stay (LOH), days for first fecal passage, and the difference in nutritional status, immune function and inflammatory reaction between pre-operation and post-operation were all recorded. The statistical analyses were performed using the t-test and the chi square test. Statistical significance was defined as p < 0.05. After the nutrition support, differences in the levels of albumin, prealbumin and transferrin in each group were not statistically significant (p > 0.05); the levels of CD4+, IgA and IgM in the SDFEN group were higher than that of the EN group at seven days (p < 0.05); the levels of TNF-α and IL-6 in the SDFEN group were lower than that of the EN group at seven days (p < 0.05); and patients in the SDFEN group had a significantly shorter first flatus time than the EN group (p < 0.05). Early post-operative SDFEN used in colon cancer patients was feasible and beneficial in immune function and reducing inflammatory reaction, gastrointestinal function and speeding up the recovery. View Full-Text
Keywords: colon cancer; dietary fiber; early enteral nutrition colon cancer; dietary fiber; early enteral nutrition
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Xu, R.; Ding, Z.; Zhao, P.; Tang, L.; Tang, X.; Xiao, S. The Effects of Early Post-Operative Soluble Dietary Fiber Enteral Nutrition for Colon Cancer. Nutrients 2016, 8, 584.

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