Effects of immunomodulatory strategies on metabolic parameters, immune function and nutritional status

Immunomodulatory nutrients have potential effects for the improvement of the prognosis of various chronic diseases.  The omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil supplements are nutrients that can produce changes in systemic inflammatory status of patients with cancer. Thus, we propose to assess the impact of oral ingestion of fish oil on plasma cytokine profile, phenotype of immune cells and peripheral blood markers of nutritional status in patients with various types of cancer during chemotherapy.


   Everson A Nunes, Ph.D.