Therapy Insight: cancer anorexia–cachexia syndrome—when all you can eat is yourself

@article{Laviano2005TherapyIC,
  title={Therapy Insight: cancer anorexia–cachexia syndrome—when all you can eat is yourself},
  author={Alessandro Laviano and Michael Marwan Meguid and Akio Inui and Maurizio Muscaritoli and Filippo Rossi-Fanelli},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={158-165}
}
Tumor growth is associated with profound metabolic and neurochemical alterations, which can lead to the onset of anorexia–cachexia syndrome. Anorexia is defined as the loss of the desire to eat, while cachexia results from progressive wasting of skeletal muscle mass—and to a lesser extent adipose tissue—occurring even before weight loss becomes apparent. Cancer anorexia–cachexia syndrome is highly prevalent among cancer patients, has a large impact on morbidity and mortality, and impinges on… CONTINUE READING