Nutrition in childhood cancer

nutritional status of children
December 1, 2016

The nutritional status of children with cancer is of great importance, because both cancer and its treatment can affect the child’s appetite, tolerance to food and the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. A suitable nutrition can improve the clinical evolution, outcome and quality of life of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Recommendations during treatment may focus on eating foods high in energy, protein and micronutrients to help maintain nutritional status. The…

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