The problem is that these additional calories can actually worsen cancer cachexia. That's because cancer cachexia isn't caused by lack of calories, but by inflammation engendered in various ways by the presence of the cancer.
We cannot draw conclusions about the place and role of myokines in cancer cachexia therapy without reminding the complex pathophysiology they are involved in and the fact that there are many signaling pathways in this syndrome that interfere and interrelate.
This condition is called cancer cachexia. In some cases, the physical nature and location of the tumor cause the cat to become anorexic, while in others the tumor releases factors that affect the cat's desire to eat and/or ability to utilize nutrients.
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