Fish oil supplementation elicits positive effect among children with leukemia

Fish oil supplementation is beneficial on caloric intake, appetite and mid upper arm muscle circumference in children with leukaemia.

This study determined the effect of fish oil supplementation among children with leukemia. 51 children were allocated into 2 groups and given either fish oil supplementation or no treatment. Compared with children who did not receive any supplementation, children who consumed fish oil had significant positive effects on appetite, caloric intake, and upper arm muscle circumference. More details can be found in the study.
Abu Zaid Z, Shahar S, Jamal AR, Mohd Yusof NA. Fish oil supplementation is beneficial on caloric intake, appetite and mid upper arm muscle circumference in children with leukaemia. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2012;21(4):502-10.



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