Title: Echium oil is not protective against weight loss in head and neck cancer patients undergoing curative radio(chemo)therapy: a randomised-controlled trial
Authors: Pottel, Lies ×
Lycke, Michelle
Boterberg, Tom
Pottel, Hans
Goethals, Laurence
Duprez, Fréderic
Maes, Alex
Goemaere, Stefan
Rottey, Sylvie
Foubert, Imogen
Debruyne, Philip R #
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Series Title: BMC complementary and alternative medicine vol:14 issue:1 pages:382-395
Abstract: Therapy-induced mucositis and dysphagia puts head and neck (H&N) cancer patients at increased risk for developing cachexia. Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FA) have been suggested to protect against cachexia. We aimed to examine if echium oil, a plant source of n-3 FA, could reduce weight loss in H&N cancer patients undergoing radio(chemo)therapy with curative intent.
ISSN: 1472-6882
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Public Health and Primary Care, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Microbial and Molecular Systems, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Studiegebied Gezondheidszorg VIVES-Zuid
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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