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Nutrition in Oncology

Nutrients are key for life

Nutrition plays an important role in many aspects of cancer development and is an important supportive therapy throughout the whole pathway of cancer treatment. Adequate nutrition support can help cancer patients maintain weight and lean body composition, offering better recovery from nutrition impact symptoms and improving quality of life. 1, 2, 3, 4

Improving nutrition for better recovery

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