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Breast Cancer Treatment, Weight Loss and Integrative Care
The New York Times published “Putting Breast Cancer on a Diet” on 6 -27-16. This article reviews research that finds that “obese and overweight women are more likely to die from breast cancer,” and describes research project that is assessing whether weight loss reduces breast cancer mortality or recurrence. The researcher acknowledge that if they find that weight loss has significant benefits many breast cancer patients will need considerable help with the behavioral changes necessary for significant weight loss.
mhconcierge’s take: if the study results support preliminary findings about the benefits of weight loss for breast cancer patients, behavioral specialists will be an important part of the women’s care team.