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Effects of ω-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with bile duct or pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy

Cancer/ Palliative treatment
Abe et al
Used Parameters : BW, SMM

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan


Background/Aim: Omega-3 fatty acids may improve cancer cachexia, but only in patients with pancreatic and bile duct cancer. Patients with pancreatic cancer commonly suffer from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and the ingestion of digestive enzyme supplements may improve absorption. Patients and Methods: Racol®, an enteral nutrient formulated with omega-3 fatty acids, was administered to patients with unresectable pancreatic and bile duct cancer. The skeletal muscle mass and blood test data were taken pre-administration and at …
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