"At Nestlé Health Science, we understand that the right nutrition can help patients get the strength they need during immunotherapy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which can improve outcomes," said Jenny Lewis, associate director of innovation, Medical Nutrition. "Our team worked side-by-side with people whose lives are touched by cancer every day to identify side effects that can impact nutritional status. Oral discomfort and taste alteration are key issues that patients deal with, and BOOST Soothe nutritional drink was developed to help patients experiencing these side effects get the nutrition they need."
Research has shown that tailored nutrition interventions can help cancer patients minimize weight loss; decrease unplanned hospital admissions and length of stay; and improve treatment completion rates, symptom scores, and quality of life.
Up to 80% of patients may experience sore mouth or mucositis during cancer treatment and 46-77% of patients receiving chemotherapy report changes in taste. The clear liquid drink contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, and provides 300 calories and 10 grams of high-quality protein per serving.