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Omega-3 therapeutic supplementation in a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with muscle mass depletion

Nutrition
Author
Ramalho R et al.
Used Parameters : Muscle mass

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Portugal

Journal : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma has an extremely poor prognosis. With the best available treatments, the median overall survival duration is still less than 1 year. Most patients develop anorexia and major muscle mass loss that interfere with chemotherapy tolerance and survival. In this paper, we present a case in which these problems were a major concern. A multidisciplinary approach with chemotherapy and close nutritional support permitted better control of the disease and longer survival. We also review the literature on …
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