Data regarding micronutrient deficiencies in children with cancer are lacking. We measured micronutrients in a subset of children with cancer (n = 23) participating in a randomized trial of the neutropenic diet. Ninety-six percent of children had ≥1 micronutrient deficiency and 39% had ≥3 micronutrient deficiencies. Eighty-six percent of children had vitamin C deficiency, 87% had 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency, 50% had zinc deficiency, and 13% had vitamin A deficiency. Dietary intake did not correlate with micronutrient deficiency status. More data are needed regarding the prevalence and etiology of micronutrient deficiencies in children with cancer to further understand their implications and treatment.
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3. Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
“Up to 60% of cancer survivors have some form of insomnia, but it is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Now, people have more choices to manage their insomnia. We need to raise awareness that there are good non-drug options for this condition.” https://t.co/LC6TCYhdQM— Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (@sloan_kettering) August 21, 2019
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