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The BOOST® team is here to support you in helping your cancer patients get the nutritional support they need during treatment.

Cancer-Related Malnutrition

MALNUTRITION OCCURS IN UP TO 80% OF CANCER PATIENTS AT SOME POINT DURING CANCER CARE, WITH >50% EXHIBITING MALNUTRITION AT THEIR FIRST ONCOLOGY VISIT 1-3

The primary cause for weight loss in cancer patients is the occurrence of nutrition impact symptoms (i.e. pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue). Additionally, the cancer itself causes an inflammatory state which further promotes anorexia. This results in loss of body weight, changes in body composition and a decline in physical function.

Multimodal intervention with a tailored nutrition care plan should focus on: 1-2

BOOST® Nutritional Products Provide Nutritional Support that Patients Need During Cancer Therapy

Balanced Nutritional Drinks can be used to supplement food intake and fill nutritional gaps in the diet due to inadequate oral intake during cancer therapy to help avoid unintentional weight loss. The nutrient compositions of various BOOST® Nutritional Drinks are outlined below to help meet your patients’ needs.

References:

1) Trujillo E et al. Closing the Gap in Nutrition Care at Outpatient Cancer Centers: Ongoing initiatives of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018;118:749-60.

2) Arends J et al. ESPEN Expert Group Recommendations for Action Against Cancer-Related Malnutrition. Clinical Nutrition 2017; 36: 1187-1196.

3) Caillet P et al. Association between cachexia, chemotherapy and outcomes in older cancer patients: A systematic review. Clin Nutr 2017;36:1473-82.

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