Pediatric Nutrition & Health and Food Science
Nutritional issue in pediatric oncology
1Servizio di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale Infantile “Regina Margherita”, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Torino
Nutritional status, still underestimated, impacts significantly clinical outcomes, treatment response, quality of life and cost of care. Nutritional support doesn’t simply add some calories to malnourished patients. It should supply nutritional depletion provided by cancer and therapies. Nutritional intervention must initate early and point to the full nutritional recovery to avoid poor outcomes during treatment and promote health in surviors.