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Health & wellness

Cancer patients crave veggies, comfort food, survey finds

Disturbed by the lack of attention paid to nutrition during cancer treatment, a new national group called the Cancer Nutrition Consortium recently commissioned a survey of 1,200 patients at seven treatment centers around the country, including Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

Most cancer patients crave fruit and vegetables, the survey found, and more than half avoid greasy food.

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