Role of nutritional status in predicting quality of life outcomes in cancer - a systematic review of the epidemiological literature

Nutrition Journal, 05/02/2012

The authors recommend that more providers implement the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) guidelines for oncology patients, which includes nutritional screening, nutritional assessment and intervention as appropriate. Correcting malnutrition may improve QoL in cancer patients, an important outcome of interest to cancer patients, their caregivers, and families.

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