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Nestlé Health Science launches unique innovation for oncology patients

10 September 2019 | News

The innovative drink provides protein and calories as well as a cooling, soothing effect to patients

Nestlé Health Science announces the addition of BOOST® Soothe clear nutritional drink, designed with cancer patients for cancer patients. The innovative drink provides protein and calories as well as a cooling, soothing effect to help patients get the nutrition they need while dealing with certain side effects of cancer treatment, such as oral discomfort and taste changes.

Research supports that tailored nutrition interventions can help cancer patients-

  • Minimize weight loss
  • Decrease unplanned hospital admissions and length of stay
  • Improve treatment completion rates, symptom scores and quality of life

Up to 80% of patients may experience sore mouth or mucositis during cancer treatment and 46-77% of patients receiving chemotherapy report changes in taste.

The clear liquid drink contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and provides 300 calories and 10 g of high-quality protein per serving.

"At Nestlé Health Science, we understand that the right nutrition can help patients get the strength they need during immunotherapy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which can improve outcomes," said Jenny Lewis, Associate Director of Innovation, Medical Nutrition. "Our team worked side-by-side with people whose lives are touched by cancer every day to identify side effects that can impact nutritional status. Oral discomfort and taste alteration are key issues that patients deal with, and BOOST® Soothe nutritional drink was developed to help patients experiencing these side effects get the nutrition they need."

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