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Cancer-Related Anorexia/Cachexia Syndrome

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Definition

Multifactorial syndrome characterized by tissue wasting, loss of body weight, particularly of lean body (muscle) mass and to a lesser extent adipose tissue, metabolic alterations, fatigue, reduced performance status, very often accompanied by anorexia leading to a reduced food intake.

Keywords

Public Health Body Weight Adipose Tissue Food Intake Social Policy 
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