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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|
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.