Wellness through Nutrition
Many people with cancer experience a loss of appetite and a decrease in food intake, which can result in significant weight loss. Preventing weight loss is important to help your body heal and recover from the side effects of cancer therapy.
by Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN
Maintaining good nutrition during and after cancer treatment is essential for recovery. A healthy diet can help boost energy, regulate body weight, fight infection, and decrease treatment-related side effects. It also can (and should!) be a delicious part of your daily life.
by Egidio Del Fabbro, MD
The term cachexia refers to a specific condition characterized by involuntary weight loss, poor appetite, and muscle wasting. It is important to note that cachexia is quite different from starvation. Consuming more calories will not reverse the loss of muscle and fat. And unlike starvation, which is always accompanied by an increased appetite, people with cachexia often have a poor appetite despite weight loss.
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