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Nutritional support in children and young people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy | Cochrane

The provision of safe, appropriate and effective nutritional support for children and young people undergoing treatment for cancer is now well recognised as an important part of their care. It may help to reverse malnutrition seen at diagnosis, prevent malnutrition associated with the cancer, promote weight gain and growth and improve quality of life. Nutritional support may be provided by one of two methods: intravenous nutritional liquids delivered through a central or peripheral vein which bypass the gut (parenteral nutrition); or nutritional liquids or solids that pass through any part of the gut, regardless of method of delivery (e.g. orally or via a tube; enteral nutrition).  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Powders of iron plus other micronutrients for home (point-of-use) fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women | Cochrane

Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies due to the requirements of the growing baby during the pregnancy. In low-income countries, many women have diets with low content of vitamins and minerals, and they participate in long hours of physical labour. They are also exposed to recurrent infections, which make nutritional deficiencies worse. Thus, lack of adequate nutrition can contribute to the poor health of these women their babies.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Malnutrition in U.S. - greatest cost linked to seniors, depression, COPD, coronary artery disease and dementia

Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition1.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Study shows putting aggressive cancer on a starvation diet slows tumour growth

Scientists researching one of Britain's deadliest rare cancers, mesothelioma, at...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Leading campaigner for legalising assisted suicide dies from starvation

Debbie Purdy, the leading campaigner and activist for the legalisation of assisted suicide in the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 51 after starving herself to death.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 6 years ago