Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Nutrition for patients treated for cancer

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Author(s):Mabel Blades, (Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Rushden, UK)
Citation:Mabel Blades, (2013) "Nutrition for patients treated for cancer", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 43 Iss: 3, pp.236 - 242

Article type:General review

Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine nutritional interventions for patients being treated for cancer.
Design/methodology/approach – This study comprises a literature review plus discussions with registered dietitians.
Findings – A total of 40 per cent of those with cancer are found to have some form of malnutrition. Assessment of malnutrition is recommended. A number of nutrition interventions were found which can be applied in a practical situation.
Research limitations/implications – This paper is a literature review plus discussions, not intervention studies.
Practical implications – The paper may provide practical nutritional applications which can be used by those working with patients being treated for cancer.
Social implications – This paper provides information for those working with people undergoing treatments for cancer.

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