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Oral Nutritional Supplements for the Cancer Patient - How do we choose?

Fiona Roulston, Senior Oncology Dietitian, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin.

The debate regarding the use of EPA-enriched oral nutritional supplements (ONS) versus standard oral nutritional supplements with cancer patients has been ongoing for several years and it continues to be a hot topic in the area of cancer cachexia.

This article aims to summarise recent research and guidelines, and to suggest a step-by-step approach to choosing ONS in this patient group.

Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome defined by an ongoing loss of…

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