Supporting the

Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

World Digestive Health Day

May 28, 2021

Every 29th May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD).

Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.

This World Digestive Health Day, WGO, focuses on raising awareness to the issue of Obesity: An Ongoing Pandemic.

In Neuroendocrine Cancer – malnutrition* is a key concern – research into impact obesity and other metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, may have is ongoing – with further data and evidence required.

Malnutrition*, in all its forms, includes undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight), inadequate vitamins or minerals, overweight, obesity, and related metabolic conditions such as diabetes. (WHO)

Clement et al (2019) Nutritional and vitamin status in patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms addresses malnutrition and highlights both the lack of “systematic guidelines for nutritional support exist in patients with NENs” and the importance of accurate dietetic assessment and involvement of the dietician in the multidisciplinary care of those affected by NENs.

Full article available here.

 

When thinking about dietary issues it is important to understand our digestive system.
 
This animation above will give you an overview of how it all works.