Study: Energy balance, inflammation are linked in advanced cancer

01/31/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Energy intake and density are linked to energy balance in advanced cancer patients but are adversely affected by systemic inflammation, according to Swedish research published in the journal Clinical Nutrition. Researchers said it's important to target inflammation when using nutrition support to prevent or treat cancer cachexia, and they suggested using energy-dense foods and beverages because weight loss shows a negative energy balance that leads to poorer outcomes.

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