Effect of RaBaRi MuSAL on weight changes of head and neck cancer cases

Salian, Sneha and Bheda, Charmi and Shettigar, Pallavi G (2016) Effect of RaBaRi MuSAL on weight changes of head and neck cancer cases. In: International Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health (ICFNH-2016), 6-8 June, 2016, Madurai. (Submitted)

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Background: Most of the Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients undergoing chemo-radiotherapy have a decreased dietary intake thus resulting in weight loss. Early nutrition intervention in these patients has shown improved treatment tolerance thus improving nutritional status. The aim of this study is to study the effect of Rabari Musal on weight changes and nutrient intake of HNC cases. Methodology: A total of 15 HNC patients undergoing chemo-radiotherapy admitted in the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Manipal, Karnataka were studied. Data on Anthropometric measurement including height, weight, MUAC and 24-hour-recall pre, during and post-intervention were recorded. The dietary recall were calculated using Dietsoft (v.5) and statistical analysis using SPSS (v.20) software. The patients were put on supplementation of 1 serving of Rabari Musal (37.5 grams flour along with 20gms jaggery dissolved in 200ml milk) for a month during their chemo-radiotherapy. Results and Discussion: The % daily value of supplement was 15.64%, 23.26%, and 16.88% for carbohydrates, protein and fats respectively. The pre to post-intervention weight change showed a significant decrease (p=0.001) and nutrient intake showed a significant increase in the Protein, Omega- 3 and Omega- 6 fatty acids. With an additional interest we analysed the weight changes in non-intervention group and found that the degree of weight loss in intervention group was almost half that of the non-intervention group. Conclusion: Weight loss of the HNC cases continues even after supplementation of Rabari Musal due to the cancer cachexia seen in these patients. Rabari Musal having high % daily value of protein has showed lower degree of weight loss in the intervention group, thus can be a part of the daily diet of HNC cases in a hospital setting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Head and neck cancer, chemo-radiotherapy, nutritional supplementation
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 09:38
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149817

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