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Surgery : Nutrient Therapy to Optimize Outcomes

This chapter provides the physician with specic oral nutrient strategies to support patients who have chosen to proceed with elective or nonemergent surgery. This timing allows for a more generous preoperative interval of a few weeks to several months to prepare a willing patient to achieve the best result possible. A recent study showed that physicians are personally using and recommending nutrients to their patients, with a majority in the orthopedic and cardiology specialties. It appears timely then, that physicians consider the abundant literature on this topic and begin prescribing specic diet, nutrient, and exercise regimens to benet their patients [1].