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Effect of immune-enhancing enteral nutrition enriched with or without beta-glucan on immunomodulation in critically ill patient

Body Composition Assessment
Lee JG et al.
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Korea

Journal : Nutrients

We investigated whether high-protein enteral nutrition with immune-modulating nutrients (IMHP) enriched with β-glucan stimulates immune function in critically ill patients. In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study, 30 patients consumed one of three types of enteral nutrition: a control or IMHP with and without β-glucan. The IMHP with β-glucan group showed increases in natural killer (NK) cell activities relative to the baseline, and greater increases were observed in NK cell activities relative to the control group after …
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