Chemo & Weight, Body Composition & Energy Balance

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).

The development 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

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Effects Strength Training, Body Composition:Bca Survivors

AACR Abstract #R5691, 2003

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