Nutrition in cancer care embodies prevention of disease, treatment, cure, or supportive palliation. Caution should be exercised when considering alternative or unproven nutritional therapies during all phases of cancer treatment and supportive palliation, as these diets may prove harmful. Patient nutritional status plays an integral role in determining not only risk of developing cancer but also risk of therapy-related toxicity and medical outcomes. Whether the goal of cancer treatment is cure or palliation, early detection of nutritional problems and prompt intervention are essential. Find out more from the National Cancer Institute
SD-USA is pleased to offer Sports Nutrition Fact Sheets on topics of interest to sports dietitians, exercise professionals, athletes, and the general public.
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Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness – American Academy of Pediatrics