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Nutrition in Cancer

Understanding nutrition in cancer

When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is important to consider the critical role of nutrition. Even if you have a normal weight or are overweight you can be malnourished and malnutrition can, in fact, worsen your health. We would like to support you with helpful information.

Up to


of cancer patients with certain types of cancer are affected by malnutrition.1

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Helpful information for cancer patients

[1] Hebuterne X, Lemarie E, Michallet M., de Montreuil CB, Schneider SM, Goldwasser F. Prevalence of malnutrition and current use of nutrition support in patients with Cancer.  JPEN 2014; 38(2):196-204

[2] Pirlich M, Schütz T., Norman K, et al. The German hospital malnutrition study. Clin Nutr. 2006; 25(4) 563-572 Doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2006.03.005 

[3] Arends J, Baracos V, Bertz H, et al. ESPEN expert group recommendations for action against cancer-related malnutrition. Clin Nutr. 2017; 36(5): 1187-1196. Doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2017.06.017