Impact of enteral immunonutrition on infectious complications and immune and inflammatory markers in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Miller LJ, Douglas C, McCullough FS, Stanworth SJ, Calder PC. Clin Nutr. 2022 Oct;41(10):2135-2146. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2022.07.039. Epub 2022 Aug 10. PMID: 36067585.
There is increasing awareness of the importance of nutritional support in cancer treatment including the interaction with immunity. Immunonutrition is the provision of one or more nutrients (e.g. Vitamins A, D, or E, omega-3 fatty acids, arginine and glutamine) known to modulate immune function when given at levels above those normally encountered in the diet in order to support immune system function or modulate its activity, including control of inflammation. We reviewed the role of oral or enteral immunonutrition versus standard nutrition on infection and infection-related biomarkers in adult cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.