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Figure 4

From: Effects of a ketogenic diet on the quality of life in 16 patients with advanced cancer: A pilot trial

Figure 4

Quality of life. Summary of the EORTC QLQ-C30 (version 2) questionnaires. A): Global health status and functional score remained relatively stable during the time evaluated while the global symptom score increased slightly. B) Subdivision of functional scores shows a slight decrease in physical and role functioning, an increase in emotional functioning and stable cognitive as well as social functioning. C) Concerning digestive functions, the symptoms score showed an increase in appetite loss, constipation or diarrhoea in the first four weeks of the diet. Symptoms then remain stable and signs of diarrhoea diminish. D) The other symptoms were an increase in fatigue and pain corresponding to the very advanced tumor situation. However, insomnia clearly decreased with ongoing dieting. Graphs are given as means for the seven evaluable patients.

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