Effect of an Antioxidant on Cancer-Cachectic Patients Undergoing Exercise Training
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The purpose of the study is to tests the hypothesis, that N-acetylcysteine (a thiol-antioxidant)improves the exercise training effect on cancer patients that experience weight loss (cachexia) as assessed by muscle mass and function as well as histomorphology.
Condition or disease
Gastrointestinal NeoplasmsBronchial CarcinomaHodgkin DiseaseNon-Hodgkin LymphomaWeight Loss
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
gastrointestinal or bronchial cancer
weight loss of 10% within 6 months
severe pain, steroid therapy, severe internal, muscular, neurological, psychiatric disease, N-acetylcysteine allergy
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Immune System Diseases
Body Weight Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Diseases