Nutritional Status at Diagnosis in Children With Cancer I. An Assessment by Dietary Recall—Compared With Body Mass Index and Body Composition Measured by Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Journal Articles uri icon

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  • The nutritional status of children with cancer is clinically important. In an effort to separate the influences of disease and treatment, we studied children at the time of diagnosis. A total of 99 children underwent assessment by 24 hours dietary recall, measurement of body mass index (BMI), and analysis of body composition by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA scan). The group averages for calorie intake and BMI were close to the median population norms but ranged widely among individuals. As a group the study participants exceeded the Dietary Reference Intake for protein. Nine children (9%) had a BMI


  • Collins, Laura
  • Nayiager, Trishana
  • Doring, Nancy
  • Kennedy, Charlene
  • Webber, Colin
  • Halton, Jacqueline
  • Walker, Scott
  • Sala, Alessandra
  • Barr, Ronald Duncan

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  • November 2010