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Written by Mystic on Saturday, October 06, 2007

Nutritional products such as Boost, Ensure etc… can be helpful on a temporary basis to assist with intake of calories and nutrients.
Other supplements is quite controversial. For example, it is counterproductive for patients to take vitamin supplements that contain high levels of folic acid or to eat foods fortified with high amount of folic acid, when on Methotrexate. (metho interferes with folate metabolism).
Antioxidants(Vitamins C, E and phytochemicals or antioxidant minerals), may reduce the effectiveness of RT or CX. May help protect normal cells from treatment collateral damage
No good answer or evidence at this time there fore it would be prudent to advise patients not to exceed the upper intake limits for vitamins and to avoid other nutritional supplements that mass and respiratory capacity

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