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Many cancer websites offer inadequate, if any, nutritional recommendations for patients
Many cancer websites offer inadequate, if any, nutritional recommendations for patients

(March 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Philadelphia - A significant amount of cancer institution websites are not providing inadequate dietary recommendations for cancer patients, according to a report published in Nutrition and Cancer. Researchers studied all 21 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network member institution's websites, finding that only 4 of these provided dietary guidelines for patients. Seven of the institutions simply linked to external sites. Those that did provide nutritional guidelines offered conflicting advice: half recommended a low-fat, high carb diet while the other half recommended of 1:1 ratio of fat to carbohydrate. These results are particularly troubling as previous studies have shown that over 60% of cancer patients use the Internet for dietary guidance.

 
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