There is considerable evidence from studies on tumor-bearing animals that nutritional support aimed at maintaining a good nutritional status can indeed promote tumor growth. Experience in humans, however, is scanty and controversial, this issue never having been extensively investigated. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether there exists a relationship between nutritional status and tumor growth in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The hypothesis behind it was that if it is true than an abundant availability of substrates promotes tumoral growth, then the better the nutritional status the higher the tumor cell proliferation.
Relationship between nutritional status and tumor growth in humans / F. Bozzetti, P. Boracchi, A. Costa, L. Cozzaglio, A. Battista, A. Giori, G. La Monica, R. Silvestrini. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 81:1(1995), pp. 1-6-6.
|Titolo:||Relationship between nutritional status and tumor growth in humans|
|Parole Chiave:||artificial nutrition; nutritional status; tumor growth|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|