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What should you eat to help you manage acute myeloid leukemia?

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The ideal diet for AML contains all of these nutrients:

Protein to help your body heal and strengthen your immune system. Get it from sources like fish, poultry, eggs, beans, peas, soy, and lean red meat.

Carbohydrates for energy. Complex carbohydrates -- such as whole grains, vegetables, and beans -- are the healthiest sources.

“Good” fats to help you use energy and to carry certain vitamins around your body. Good sources include vegetable oil (olive, canola, safflower, sunflower) and avocadoes.

From: Living With Acute Myeloid Leukemia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

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