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The Use of Health Functional Foods in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

Authors
 Hwa Pyoung Kang  ;  Hosun Lee  ;  Tak Geun Oh  ;  Kyong Joo Lee  ;  Soo Jung Park  ;  Moon Jae Chung  ;  Seung Up Kim  ;  Hyuk Lee  ;  Jun Chul Park  ;  Sung Pil Hong  ;  Jun Yong Park  ;  Jeong Youp Park  ;  Seungmin Bang  ;  Do Young Kim  ;  Jae Hee Cheon  ;  Sang Hoon Ahn  ;  Tae Il Kim  ;  Seung Woo Park  ;  Si Young Song 
Citation
 Clinical Nutrition Research, Vol.2(1) : 19-25, 2013 
Journal Title
 Clinical Nutrition Research 
ISSN
 2287-3732 
Issue Date
2013
Keywords
Gastrointestinal cancer ; Health functional food
Abstract
As an adjunct to cancer treatment, the use of health functional foods (HFFs) seems to be increasing. However, little is known for the use of HFFs among cancer patients in Korea. The aims of this study were to investigate the exposure rate of HFF use among gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients and to examine the relationship of socio-demographic and disease-related characteristics with the use of HFFs. A total of 126 patients diagnosed with GI cancer participated in the study. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a questionnaire. Over a half of all the patients surveyed (n = 67; 53.2%) used HFFs. Patients who were younger, had higher income, or longer duration of disease showed a trend to use HFFs more frequently, even though the tendency was not statistically significant. The most commonly used HFF was vitamin complex (n = 20; 16%), followed by red ginseng (n = 15; 12%), and sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) (n = 11; 8.8%). About 26% of all responders expressed concerns for using HFFs. The primary concern was 'going against physician's recommendations' (36.8%). About 63% of respondents expressed a desire to consult with their physicians and follow their recommendations. More basic scientific data and educational materials regarding HFFs are required for both health-care professionals and cancer patients. A larger sample and size-controlled groups representing each cancer type will continue to be recruited for participation in this survey.
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DOI
10.7762/cnr.2013.2.1.19
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Huapyong(강화평) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1790-0809
Kim, Do Young(김도영)
Kim, Seung Up(김승업) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9658-8050
Kim, Tae Il(김태일) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4807-890X
Park, Soo Jung(박수정)
Park, Seung Woo(박승우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8230-964X
Park, Jeong Youp(박정엽) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0110-8606
Park, Jun Yong(박준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6324-2224
Park, Jun Chul(박준철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8018-0010
Bang, Seungmin(방승민) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5209-8351
Song, Si Young(송시영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1417-4314
Ahn, Sang Hoon(안상훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3629-4624
Oh, Tak Geun(오탁근)
Lee, Hyuk(이혁)
Chung, Moon Jae(정문재) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5920-8549
Cheon, Jae Hee(천재희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2282-8904
Hong, Sung Pil(홍성필)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/86783
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