Less inflammatory processes after diet
The investigations of the researchers during the recovery of the rodents showed: The traumatized by the operation of fatty tissue of all experimental animals showed signs of inflammatory processes. These can have negative effects on surrounding tissue and thus disrupt healing. The adipose tissue in the wound area of the animals that had received the three-week diet prior to surgery showed comparatively less signs of stress, so had better healing parameters. Apparently, the diet had favorably influenced the properties of fatty tissue. "Our results show that the quality of our adipose tissue is important in recovery processes, " summarizes Ozaki.
The scientists now propose to investigate the relationship between the fat content in food before surgery and its effects on recovery in humans. "It is well-known that minimizing tissue stress during surgery can accelerate patient recovery, " says Ozaki. "So far, however, the focus has been on the affected organs, such as heart, liver and blood vessels - the fatty tissue through which surgeons have to cut, but so far rather less attention." display
The current results emphasize that this tissue is important and that its healing parameters seem to be influenced. The omission of certain foods from upcoming surgeries could be a simple but effective way to protect the body from the consequences of surgery, say the scientists.Keith Ozaki from (Harvard Medical School, Bosten) et al .: Surgery, doi: 10.1016 / j.surg.2012.11.001 © science.de - Martin Vieweg