- BELLE-VAN SPRUNDEL Fabien Naomi
Dietary intake, overweight, and late effects development in childhood cancer survivors
Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing late effects such as obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, and second malignancies. These late effects are due to the cancer itself or the harsh treatments (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, operations) of a still growing child. In healthy persons, nutrition is a major determinant of health, and it is even more important for diseased or vulnerable persons. Despite this, it is unknown whether survivors have particular dietary needs and whether diet and weight influence their risk of late effects.
This study will help to:
- find out whether specific nutritional behaviours and weight management of survivors could prevent late effects
- establish close collaborations with important players in the field
- establish international guidelines for clinical practice