Next Article in Journal
Atorvastatin and Vitamin E Accelerates NASH Resolution by Dietary Intervention in a Preclinical Guinea Pig Model
Next Article in Special Issue
Dietary Intakes Are Associated with HDL-Cholesterol in Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
Previous Article in Journal
The Fluid Aspect of the Mediterranean Diet in the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: The Role of Polyphenol Content in Moderate Consumption of Wine and Olive Oil
Previous Article in Special Issue
Early Lifestyle Intervention for Obesity Prevention in Pediatric Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Open AccessArticle

Poor Dietary Polyphenol Intake in Childhood Cancer Patients

1
UNSW Medicine, University of NSW, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
2
School of Women’s & Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine, University of NSW, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
3
Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
4
Children’s Cancer Institute, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Nutrients 2019, 11(11), 2835; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11112835
Received: 15 October 2019 / Revised: 7 November 2019 / Accepted: 13 November 2019 / Published: 19 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Important Aspects of Nutrition in Children with Cancer)
Emerging research demonstrates polyphenol-rich diets like the Mediterranean diet may play a role in improving the outcomes of adult cancer therapy. To date, there are no trials assessing the intake or efficacy of polyphenol-rich diets in childhood cancer patients. In this study we collected dietary data on 59 childhood cancer patients on treatment using a three-pass 24-h dietary recall (24-HDR), which is based on a validated and structured three-part methodology. Polyphenol consumption was calculated by matching the food consumption data with polyphenol content extracted from the most updated Phenol-Explorer database. The mean total polyphenol intake was 173.31 ± 141.02 mg/day. The major food sources of polyphenols were fruits, beverages, and cereals. There were no significant associations with time since diagnosis, body mass index (BMI) z-score, types of cancer, treatment intensity, food-related symptoms, relapse, and total daily polyphenol intake. Further investigation with larger studies will facilitate the steps in assessing the value of polyphenol-rich dietary patterns in future nutritional interventions for childhood cancer patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: childhood cancer; polyphenols; dietary intake; diet quality; nutrition childhood cancer; polyphenols; dietary intake; diet quality; nutrition
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Liu, A.; Cohen, J.; Vittorio, O. Poor Dietary Polyphenol Intake in Childhood Cancer Patients. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2835.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop