Nutrition for patients treated for cancer

Blades, M. (2013) Nutrition for patients treated for cancer. Nutrition and Food Science, 43 (3). pp. 236-242.

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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. Originality/value – There are few papers on this subject and most focus on enteral feeds

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Rushden, UK
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 07:26
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 07:26
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