Effect of dietary counseling on food intake, body weight, response rate, survival, and quality of life in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Ovesen1993EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary counseling on food intake, body weight, response rate, survival, and quality of life in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Lars Ovesen and L Allingstrup and Jens Hannibal and Erik Lykke Mortensen and Ole Paaske Hansen},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1993},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={2043-9}
}
PURPOSE This study examined the effect of frequent nutritional counseling on oral intake, body weight, response rate, survival, and quality of life in patients with cancer of the lung (small-cell), ovary, or breast undergoing cyclic chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 105 assessable patients, 57 were randomized to receive nutritional counseling, and 48 to receive no nutritional counseling and consumption of an ad lib oral intake. The intervention group was counseled to achieve a daily… CONTINUE READING

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