Inflammation and Protein Restriction

Inflammation and Protein Restriction

There is strong scientific data that supports that short-term protein restrictive diets reduce surgical stress responses. The investigators are hoping to use the information collected from the blood serum and muscle tissue of healthy subjects to help understand the baseline and early changes in muscle energetic and cell-mediated inflammation. The study team hopes to use the data collected in this pilot study to compare with patients undergoing open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in a future study

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

4 Day Protein Restricted Diet

Subjects will follow a 4 day protein restricted diet using Scandishake® mixed with almond milk which will be provided. They may also drink water. No food, other beverages, or alcohol may be consumed. The amount of diet to be consumed will be calculated for each patient based upon resting energy expenditures plus additional energy needs. These will be consumed by the study subjects at home in an unrestricted manner, in that they may be consumed at any point of time in the day.

Short-Term Dietary Protein Restriction Modulation of Skeletal Muscle Bioenergetics and Innate Immunity