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Nutrition education for osteoporosis prevention in men with prostate cancer initiating androgen deprivation therapy.
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PMID:  23022933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Osteoporosis is a common side effect of treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate cancer. ADT may prolong survival; however, deterioration of bone mass density occurs soon after initiation. A systematic review of current literature revealed the importance of adequate nutrition during treatment with ADT to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. More specifically, this literature stressed achieving adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D through a combination of supplements and food. The necessity of providing nutrition education to patients with prostate cancer at initiation of ADT was identified. Healthcare professionals, including nurses, oncologists, and dietitians, can be instrumental in identifying patients with prostate cancer initiating ADT who are at risk for osteoporosis. Research on nutrition and lifestyle modification interventions to maintain bone health and reduce fracture risk for patients initiating ADT is limited. Additional research is required to develop and evaluate nutrition education interventions that will reduce the risk and prevent osteoporosis in men on ADT.
Heather Millar; Joyce Davison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1538-067X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-503     Citation Subset:  N    
Saskatoon Health Region, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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