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Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal malignancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, April 2017
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Title
Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal malignancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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BMC Cancer, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3248-y
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Jing Yu, Lian Liu, Yue Zhang, Jia Wei, Fan Yang

Abstract

Surgical resection remains the primary treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy including early-stage cancer. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have been reported to have beneficial clinical and immune-modulating effects in the prognosis of GI cancer patients undergoing surgery. We searched PubMed, Embase, EBSCO-Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), CNKI and Wanfang to identify primary research reporting the effects of n-3 PUFAs compared with isocaloric nutrition on GI cancer patients who underwent surgery up to the end of June 30, 2016. Two authors independently reviewed and selected eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs). A total of 9 RCTs (623 participants) were included. The n-3 PUFAs regime resulted in lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) (P < 0.05), interleukin-6 (IL-6) (P < 0.01), and higher levels of albumin (ALB), CD3(+) T cells, CD4(+) T cells and CD4(+)/CD8(+) ratio (P < 0.05) compared with the isocaloric nutrition regime. However, there was no significant difference in the level of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) between the n-3 PUFAs regime and the isocaloric nutrition regime (P = 0.17). And the level of CD8 (+) T cells decreased compared with the isocaloric nutrition regime (P < 0.0001). Our meta-analysis revealed that n-3 PUFAs are effective in improving the nutritional status and immune function of GI cancer patients undergoing surgery as they effectively enhance immunity and attenuate the inflammatory response.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 21%
Researcher 6 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Lecturer 3 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Other 9 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 52%
Unspecified 4 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 9%
Other 2 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 June 2017.
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#819,941
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#31,800
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#5
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