The people who survive early stage breast cancer and exercise and have healthy food have more chances of losing weight. These people also have more chances of not suffering through any disease.
A research was conducted for the same and it was based on the lifestyle intervention which was inclusive of exercise, diet as major components. Other than these, it was also inclusive of counseling, stress management and not smoking.
According to the study, obesity and less physical activities are linked to high risks of developing breast cancer. It also is related to the higher risks of recurrence and minimized survival.
One of the researchers said, “Lifestyle intervention might improve the prognosis of breast cancer patients if adherence is high. Many breast cancer survivors would like to contribute actively to improving their prognosis, and guiding them on lifestyle factors that can help them control weight is one possible way to positively impact patient outcomes.”
A total of 2,292 women who had a body mass index of 24 or more were included in the research.
Some women got suggestions through a telephone on lifestyle intervention and the others received recommendations for just a healthy lifestyle.
The ones who received a telephone call were suggested on how to better the diets, lower fat intake, enhancement of physical exercises, achieving weight loss and other tips too which geared their specific needs.
Results were presented at 2018 a symposium conference in the US and it demonstrated that the patients who had their lifestyle intervened, were able to lose 1 kg weight while the others in the control group had gained an average weight of 0.95 kg.
An overall of 1,477 patients completed the lifestyle intervention. The ones who had completed the program had a 35% higher rate of living a life free of disease than the ones who did not complete it.
The ones who completed the entire program, the ones who received lifestyle intervention had 50 higher chances to live a disease free life than the ones who received general recommendations.`