Oral nutritional supplement for children with cancer: 7 different high-energy drinks compared to cacao – a double-blinded feeding trial
Staburo’s statistical support in prospective oncology study
Staburo provided statistical support for a prospective study that was recently published in a poster of the LMU Haunersches Kinderspital. The poster describes a double-blinded trial with 26 children and adolescents with cancer, under chemotherapy, testing high-energy commercially available drinks. The rationale of this study was the fact that patients, especially children, under chemotherapy can sometimes not reach the required energy uptake, and nonetheless don´t like the available drinks and refuse them. The prospective study aimed to examine the taste preference of commercially available oral nutritional supplements in Germany. The result was that an energy drink with strawberry flavor and cacao were the best accepted drinks. A consequence of the findings in this study could be to enrich cacao with the unflavored supplement Energea P for a higher energy uptake.