Obesity and physical inactivity are related to impaired physical health of breast cancer survivors

A Elme, M Utriainen, P Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, T Palva, R Luoto, R Nikander, R Huovinen, H Kautiainen, S Järvenpää, H Penttinen, L Vehmanen, A-S Jääskelaäinen, J Ruohola, C Blomqvist, T Saarto

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of obesity and physical activity on the health and wellbeing of patients with breast cancer shortly after the adjuvant treatments. Patients and Methods: A total of 537 women aged 35 to 68 years with newly-diagnosed breast cancer were enrolled into the exercise intervention study. The physical activity, physical performance (2-km walking test), cardiovascular risk factors, quality of life (EORTC-QoL-C30), co-morbidities and body-mass index (BMI) were measured after the adjuvant treatments. Results: Overall, 191 (39%) patients were overweight (BMI=25-30) and 85 (17%) obese (BMI≥30). Physical activity and performance (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1602
Number of pages8
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume33
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiovascular risk factors
  • Exercise intervention
  • Health behavior
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Physical health

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

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