Low reported taste function is associated with low preference for high protein products in advanced oesophagogastric cancer patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy.

Affiliation

Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Cancer patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy can experience a variety of chemosensory and food preference changes which may impact their nutritional status and quality of life. However, evidence of these changes in oesophagogastric cancer (OGC) patients is currently mostly qualitative and not supported by quantitative data. The aim of this study was to assess how self-reported and objective taste and smell function and food preferences change over time during chemotherapy in OGC patients.

Keywords

Cancer,Chemotherapy,Food preferences,Smell,Taste,