New Views on Weight After Cancer

Nutrition Notes: New Views on Weight After Cancer
By Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN – Weight loss used to be a great cause for worry after someone was diagnosed with cancer, but researchers now say that excessive weight gain


Washington, D.C. – American Institute for Cancer Research – infoZine – Many people who develop a common cancer like breast or colon cancer tend to gain weight. Unfortunately, a study within the Nurses’ Health Study of more than 5,000 women showed that normal weight women who gained weight after diagnosis of their breast cancer were less likely to survive. Women who gained only a moderate amount – on average about six pounds – were 35 percent more likely to die from cancer than those who maintained their weight. Women who gained larger amounts – averaging about 17 pounds – were 64 percent more likely to die from cancer. This same study also confirmed the well-documented connection between overweight nonsmokers and a risk of breast cancer after menopause.

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