The anti-wasting effects of L-carnitine supplementation on cancer: experimental data and clinical studies.

@article{Esfahani2018TheAE,
  title={The anti-wasting effects of L-carnitine supplementation on cancer: experimental data and clinical studies.},
  author={Mahsa Masjedi Esfahani and Sahar Sahafi and Ali Derakhshandeh and Azadeh Moghaddas},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2018},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={503-511}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cachexia is a paraneoplastic syndrome that affects the large majority of patients with end-stage cancer. No known therapy exists to effectively overcome the severe symptoms of cachexia, which include anorexia, weight loss and fatigue. This study considered the results of both experimental and clinical studies to evaluate the suitability of L-carnitine and its derivatives as potential therapies for cachexia in patients with cancer. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN All… CONTINUE READING