Preventing sarcopenic obesity among breast cancer patients who receive adjuvant chemotherapy: results of a feasibility study.

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Abstract

  • PURPOSE: Weight gain is a common side effect of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer - a side effect that decreases quality of life and also may decrease both disease-free and overall survival. This weight gain also is unique, since patients lose lean body mass while they gain weight. These body composition changes become apparent within six months of diagnosis. METHODS: We explored whether a clinic-based exercise program, which promoted a specialized program of strength training, aerobic activity and a healthful (
  • Author List

  • Demark-Wahnefried W; Kenyon AJ; Eberle P; Skye A; Kraus WE
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  • 44
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  • 49
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  • 4
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