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How does meeting calorie needs combat cancer-related fatigue?

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Cancer-related fatigue is often made worse if you're not eating or drinking enough or if you're not eating the right foods. Maintaining good nutrition can help you feel better and have more energy, so try to meet your basic calorie needs. The estimated calorie needs for someone with cancer is 15 calories per pound of weight if your weight has been stable. Add 500 calories per day if you have lost weight. Example: A person who weighs 150 lbs. needs about 2250 calories per day to maintain his or her weight; active people need 20 calories per pound of weight to maintain their body weight.

From: Cancer-Related Fatigue WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 22, 2017

SOURCE: National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 22, 2017

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