Evidence for partial pharmaceutical reversal of the cancer anorexia–cachexia syndrome: The case of anamorelin

Stefan D. Anker, Andrew J S Coats, John E. Morley

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A major component of the cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome is a decline in food intake. Up until now none of the drugs that improve appetite also improve skeletal muscle. Recent studies have suggested that the oral ghrelin-analog, anamorelin, increased food intake and muscle mass. Unfortunately, it does not increase muscle power. Its regulatory future is uncertain, although it has important clinical effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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