Effect of a protein and energy dense N-3 fatty acid enriched oral supplement on loss of weight and lean tissue in cancer cachexia: a randomised double blind trial

K C H Fearon, M F Von Meyenfeldt, A G W Moses, R Van Geenen, A Roy, D J Gouma, A Giacosa, A Van Gossum, J Bauer, M D Barber, N K Aaronson, A C Voss, M J Tisdale

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Abstract

N-3 fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), may possess anticachectic properties. This trial compared a protein and energy dense supplement enriched with n-3 fatty acids and antioxidants (experimental: E) with an isocaloric isonitrogenous control supplement (C) for their effects on weight, lean body mass (LBM), dietary intake, and quality of life in cachectic patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1479-86
Number of pages8
JournalGut
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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