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Effect of Omega-3 Supplementation on Body Composition, Functional Capacity, Inflammatory Profile and Quality of Life in Cervix Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy (NCT02779868)

Cancer cachexia is a complex metabolic process affecting up to 80% of patients suffering from an advanced-stage cancer. Moreover, 20 to 40% of all cancer deaths are caused directly by cachexia. Recently, omega-3 fatty acids have gained interest for their beneficial effects in cancer cachexia. Moreover, nutritional supplementation enriched with omega-3 could potentially maintain body weight in cancer patients undergoing intensive treatment. The investigators aims in this study is to evaluate the effect of omega-3 supplementation on body composition, functional capacity, inflammatory profile and quality of life in cervix cancer patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy.
  • : Omega-3
    patients included in this group will take 2g (4 capsules) per day of eicosapentaenoic acid.
    • intervention group
  • : Olive oil
    patients included in this group will take 4 capsules per day of olive oil.
    • placebo group
Ages eligible for Study
20 Years to 59 Years
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Cervix cancer at FIGO stage II and III
  • Chemoradiotherapy treatment proposal (cisplatin + radiotherapy)
  • Nutritional diagnosis of pre-cachexia ou cachexia
Exclusion Criteria:
  • metastasis (FIGO stage IV)
  • Nutritional diagnosis of refractary cachexia

1 locations

Brazil (1)
  • Brazilian National Cancer Institute
    Not specified
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 20220-410
30 April, 2016
23 July, 2017
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