Title

The Effect of Diet Consistency on Food Intake of Anorectic Tumor-Bearing Rats

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

5 p.

Publication Date

12-1992

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Research in Nursing and Health

Source ISSN

0160-6891

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1002/nur.4770150605; Shelves: RT1 .R48x Raynor Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

Delayed gastric emptying has been shown to occur in cancer patients complaining of anorexia and early satiety. Given that liquids are emptied from the stomach faster than solid food, the present study was undertaken to determine if diet consistency would affect food intake of hypophagic rats implanted with the Walker 256 carcinosarcoma. By Day 15 of tumor-growth, caloric intake of tumor-bearing animals was 20% less than controls. The caloric intake of tumorbearing animals fed a liquid diet was not significantly different from animals fed a solid diet. Furthermore, a delay in gastric emptying was not seen in this animal model of tumor-induced anorexia.

Comments

Research in Nursing and Health, Vol. 15, No. 6 (December 1992): 433-437. DOI.

Donna McCarthy was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin - Madison at the time of publication.

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