The study adds to other evidence suggesting that fasting around chemotherapy cycles may reduce toxicity and adverse effects associated with chemotherapy.
The invited discussant, Jann Arends, MD, with Freiburg University Medical Center, Germany, said that the findings fit “very well” with previous observations. “Short-term fasting in subjects not at risk for malnutrition is feasible, well tolerated, and appears to improve several parameters of quality of life,” Arends said.
Promising Supportive Therapy
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023: Abstract LBA94. Presented October 20, 2023.
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