Randomised controlled trial of fish oil supplement to treat cancer cachexia

A. Dewey, B. Higgins, C. Baughan, R. Stores, Taraneh Dean, Sally Kilburn

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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
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalBAOJ Palliative medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2015

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© 2015 Dewey A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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