Published in Cancer Weekly, February 17th, 2004
According to a study from Japan, "Perioperative serum levels of IL-6 were determined in 62 patients who underwent resection of colorectal cancer to clarify the relationship between nutritional status and IL-6 response.
"Patients were divided into two groups based on creatinine height index: malnourished group (n=13) and normally nourished group (n=49)," wrote T. Nakagoe and colleagues, Nagasaki University, School of Medicine.
"The preoperative median serum level of IL-6 in the malnourished group was significantly higher than in...
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