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Impact of Nutrition and Exercise on Cancer Survival

Impact of Nutrition and Exercise on Cancer Survival ORIGINAL ARTICLE Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH, and Susan T. Mayne, PhD evidence-based recommendations and ultimately improve Abstract: An increasing number of men and women are being survival. diagnosed with cancer and many cancer survivors are seeking lifestyle-based approaches to improve survival. The American Can- cer Society issued nutrition and physical activity recommendations IMPACT OF OBESITY AND WEIGHT GAIN ON for cancer survivors in 2006. This article discusses these guidelines, SURVIVAL including more recent publications regarding obesity, exercise, diet, Recent observational evidence indicates that obesity and nutrient supplement use in relation to cancer outcomes including increases the risk of developing and dying from many more survival. Observational data strongly indicate that obesity, weight 2 cancers than has been recognized previously. As an example, gain, and physical inactivity are adverse prognostic factors, although in a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, the data on diet or supplement use in relation to cancer survival are more largest prospective analysis to date of the weight/cancer limited and inconsistent. Randomized trials of lifestyle interventions relationship, obesity in adult men and women was associated in survivors are also very limited at present. Although there are with increased mortality from cancers of the colon, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Cancer Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

Impact of Nutrition and Exercise on Cancer Survival

The Cancer Journal , Volume 14 (6) – Nov 1, 2008

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1528-9117
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1540-336X
DOI
10.1097/PPO.0b013e31818daeee
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19060611
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Melinda L. Irwin, PhD, MPH, and Susan T. Mayne, PhD evidence-based recommendations and ultimately improve Abstract: An increasing number of men and women are being survival. diagnosed with cancer and many cancer survivors are seeking lifestyle-based approaches to improve survival. The American Can- cer Society issued nutrition and physical activity recommendations IMPACT OF OBESITY AND WEIGHT GAIN ON for cancer survivors in 2006. This article discusses these guidelines, SURVIVAL including more recent publications regarding obesity, exercise, diet, Recent observational evidence indicates that obesity and nutrient supplement use in relation to cancer outcomes including increases the risk of developing and dying from many more survival. Observational data strongly indicate that obesity, weight 2 cancers than has been recognized previously. As an example, gain, and physical inactivity are adverse prognostic factors, although in a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, the data on diet or supplement use in relation to cancer survival are more largest prospective analysis to date of the weight/cancer limited and inconsistent. Randomized trials of lifestyle interventions relationship, obesity in adult men and women was associated in survivors are also very limited at present. Although there are with increased mortality from cancers of the colon,

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Published: Nov 1, 2008

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