Pilates mat exercise program & weight loss

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of intermittent exercise on body composition, fat distribution and vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal sedentary women. In this study participated that total 66 middle-aged with the phenomenon of hot flushes overweight sedentary women as volunteers. Body weight, Body composition (via skin folds caliper), waist hip [...]

Acupuncture & Weight Loss

Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and malignancies. Current conventional therapeutic strategies for obesity cannot achieve adequate weight control in all patients, so complementary types of treatment are also performed. Acupuncture, one [...]

2019-03-16T17:45:55-04:00March 4th, 2016|Acupuncture, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

A cognitive behavioral therapy intervention to promote weight loss improves body composition and blood lipid profiles among overweight breast cancer survivors

Abstract Overweight or obesity is an established negative prognostic factor in breast cancer. Co-morbidities associated with obesity, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), may negatively impact quality of life and survival in this population. Our purpose was to determine the effect of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for weight loss through exercise and diet modification [...]

Hypnosis as an adjunct to behavioral weight management

This study examined the effect of adding hypnosis to a behavioral weight management program on short- and long-term weight change. One hundred nine subjects, who ranged in age from 17 to 67, completed a behavioral treatment either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted [...]

2019-03-16T17:14:34-04:00March 4th, 2016|Psychology, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Influence of taste disorders on dietary behaviors in cancer patients under chemotherapy

Objectives To determine the relationship between energy and nutrient consumption with chemosensory changes in cancer patients under chemotherapy. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study, enrolling 60 subjects. Cases were defined as patients with cancer diagnosis after their second chemotherapy cycle (n = 30), and controls were subjects without cancer (n = 30). Subjective [...]

Obesity is an established risk factor not only for breast-cancer related lymphedema but also for breast cancer occurrence, recurrence, and fatality

Each year, about 1.38 million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer. Advances in treatment have facilitated a 90% five-year survival rate among those treated. Given the increased rate and length of survival following breast cancer, more and more survivors are facing life-time risk of developing late effects of cancer treatment that negatively impact [...]

2019-03-17T11:46:44-04:00February 18th, 2016|Breast Cancer, Lymphedema, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Exercise and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in men. In addition to improved treatments, strategies to reduce disease risk are urgently required. This review summarises the literature that examines the association between exercise and prostate cancer risk. Between 1989 and 2001, 13 cohort studies were conducted in the US and [...]

Physical activity benefits cancer patients

The number of breast cancer patients is continuously increasing in the western world. The number of cured patients is also increasing and those with chronic disease, even if not cured, survive longer [1,2]. Surgery and radiotherapy treatments have developed during the past decades causing less damage to the structures [3]. Still patients are left [...]

yoga sessions with overweight and obese breast cancer survivors

To obtain estimates of time to recruit the study sample, retention, facility-based class attendance and home practice for a study of yoga in breast cancer survivors, and its efficacy on fatigue, quality of life (QOL), and weight change. Sixty-three post-treatment stages 0-III borderline overweight and obese (body mass index ≥ 24 kg/m(2)) breast cancer [...]

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