Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports recent research that shows how excessive weight may also play a role in the recurrence of breast cancer among previously diagnosed and treated patients.
According to a recent medical report published in the journal The Oncologist, excessive weight may also play a role in the recurrence of breast cancer among previously diagnosed and treated patients. It has been earlier suggested that being overweight or obese may influence cancer risk but there have been no comprehensive reports that have examined the association between weight issues and breast cancer recurrence.
The report describing the association of weight with breast cancer recurrence was based on actual studies involving approximately 67 patients with breast cancer. These patients have earlier been subjected to chemotherapy and were determined to have completely responded to the treatment. These patients were also examined in terms of age, tumor grade, and breast cancer markers such as estrogen and progesterone receptors. Information on the weight and body mass index (BMI) of these patients was also collected.
As control, another group of 67 patients with breast cancer were examined, yet this time these patients did not show a complete response to chemotherapeutic treatment. The study also involved following up on all the patients and determining their conditions through time. The report described that their average duration of monitoring of the study participants was approximately seven years.
The results of the study showed an association between BMI and the generation of a complete response to chemotherapeutic treatment. According to the study, patients who possessed normal body weight showed a higher rate of complete response to chemotherapy. In addition, these individuals also survived for a longer period of time, as compared to individuals who were overweight or obese. The study also showed that the death hazard, or the likelihood of dying due to the administration of the chemotherapeutic treatment, was higher among patients who were either overweight or obese.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “The information presented in the recent medical report may be helpful for both physicians and breast cancer patients because it presents suggestions on how to decrease cancer risk and recurrence. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle therefore does not only decrease cancer risk but also improves the outcome of cancer treatment.”
For years, physicians have been recommending to their patients to lose weight in order to decrease the likelihood of developing various types of diseases, as well as lowering the chance for cancer risk. However, little then was known regarding the cancer risk and recurrence after treatment.
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang also commented, saying, “The negative impact of excessive weight should be seriously considered, especially when it increases the chance of a wide variety of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Weight loss may be achieved by consuming healthy food items such as fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and fiber.”
(SOURCE: “The Oncologist”, The Relationship Between Body Composition and Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Women with Operable Breast Cancer, August 2012)
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