ABSTRACT: Changes in Weight, Body Composition, and Factors Influencing Energy Balance Among Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy
PURPOSE: Weight gain is a common problem among breast cancer patients
who receive adjuvant chemotherapy (CT). We undertook a study
to determine the causes of this energy imbalance.
CONCLUSION: These data do not support overeating as a cause of
weight gain among breast cancer patients who receive CT. The
data suggest, however, that CT-induced weight gain is distinctive
and indicative of sarcopenic obesity (weight gain in the presence
of lean tissue loss or absence of lean tissue gain).
of sarcopenic obesity with evidence of reduced physical activity
supports the need for interventions focused on exercise, especially
resistance training in the lower body, to prevent weight gain.
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2001
Ann's NOTE: For more on Exercise, see Vegetarian Diet/Food Issues this section or under Relevant Studies-Non Toxic...).
AACR Abstract #R5691, 2003
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