Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Cancer survivors now represent a significant portion of oncology care provided by dietetic professionals. Evidence to support medical nutrition therapy/ nutrition care planning in this population is mounting and suggests diet choices do influence prognosis and/or risk for co-morbidity. Yet, in some areas, such as weight management, the data are evolving and seem to support the need to include body composition assessment as a standard component of nutrition assessment to inform on best practices in this population. Finally, despite significant evidence, efforts to disseminate the research to inform on clinical practice have been limited. Dietetic professionals can play a critical role in filling this gap. Planned with The Academy Committee for Professional Development
Understand the current evidence regarding body weight and body composition and cancer survivorship
Describe the state of the evidence for dietary interventions to improve health outcomes after cancer therapy
Develop a plan to disseminate evidence-based lifestyle practices to cancer survivors
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