What are the NCCN guidelines for weight management in cancer survivors?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; more...
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NCCN recommendations are as follows [13] :

  • Weight gain should be a priority for underweight survivors

  • Maintenance of weight should be encouraged for normal-weight survivors

  • Weight loss should be a priority for overweight or obese survivors

  • No current evidence supports the use of weight loss supplements in cancer survivors

  • Referrals to registered dietitians, especially those who are Certified Specialists in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) and members of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, should be considered


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