Changes in nutritional status and dietary intake during and after head and neck cancer treatment.

@article{JagerWittenaar2011ChangesIN,
  title={Changes in nutritional status and dietary intake during and after head and neck cancer treatment.},
  author={Harri{\"e}t Jager-Wittenaar and Pieter Dijkstra and A Vissink and Johannes A. Langendijk and Bernard F A M van der Laan and Jan Pruim and Jan L. N. Roodenburg},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={863-70}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to test whether nutritional status of patients with head and neck cancer changes during and after treatment. METHODS Nutritional status (including body weight, lean mass, and fat mass) and dietary intake were assessed in 29 patients with head and neck cancer. Patients were assessed 1 week before, and 1 and 4 months after treatment (radiotherapy, either alone or combined with chemotherapy or surgery). RESULTS During treatment, body weight (-3.6 ± 5.3… CONTINUE READING
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