Randomised controlled trial of fish oil supplement to treat cancer cachexia

Ann Dewey, Bernard Robert Higgins, C Baughan, Rebecca Jane Stores, Taraneh Dean, Sally Anne Kilburn

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Abstract

Patients with advanced cancer often suffer from cachexia, a debilitating and complex extreme weight loss syndrome which is also associated with shorter survival times. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial was conducted to determine whether an oral nutritional supplement containing the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) was able to improve quality of life and survival times of patients with advanced solid tumour cancer in a mixed tumour cancer type population.
Original languageEnglish
Article number002
JournalBAOJ Palliative medicine
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2015

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