International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART B
Study on nutritional status of cancer patients of Gorakhpur district
Author(s): Dr. Anupama Kaushik and Dr. Divya Rani Singh
Cancer patients frequently experience malnutrition. Cancer and cancer therapy effects nutritional status through alterations in the metabolic system and reduction in food intake. In the present study, 100 male cancer patients of Chaturvedi Cancer hospital and Poddar Cancer hospital, Gorakhpur were selected as subjects. Evaluation of nutritional status of cancer patients was carried out by anthropometric measurement, clinical assessment and collection of dietary information. The finding of the study showed that 82% patients were malnourished and 12% were normal and only 6% were obese, Chemotherapy affected the body weight of cancer patients.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anupama Kaushik and Dr. Divya Rani Singh. Study on nutritional status of cancer patients of Gorakhpur district. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(2): 66-67.