How Big is Too Big: Pushing the Obesity Limits in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

Conclusions We found obese women to have a higher rate of abdominal donor site complications; however, this risk seems to level off at class I or II obesity. We have modified our surgical technique of managing the abdominal donor site to optimize our outcomes in the morbidly obese patient population.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

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Americans consume about 150 pounds of milk and eat nearly 40 pounds of cheese and 20 pounds of ice cream per person per year, according to data from the Department of Agriculture. Yogurt and butter intakes are lower, but growing. But should the dairy we’re consuming be low-fat or full-fat? That debate has become increasingly divisive, and for good reason: not all dairy is created equal. Dairy fat and cardiovascular disease Some of the most substantial dairy research has been done in the context of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which has been shown, among other benefits, to reduce blood pres...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurposeThe current review shows evidence for the role of adipokines in breast cancer (BC) pathogenesis summarizing the mechanisms underlying the association between adipokines and breast malignancy. Special emphasis is given also on intriguing insights into the relationship between obesity and BC as well as on the role of novel adipokines in BC development.Recent FindingsRecent evidence has underscored the role of the triad of obesity, insulin resistance, and adipokines in postmenopausal BC. Adipokines exert independent and joint effects on activation of major intracellular signal networks implicated in BC cell pro...
Source: Current Obesity Reports - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
Conclusions HIIT is feasible, safe, and seems to promote greater improvements in CRF compared with MICT and UC in women at high risk for breast cancer.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study examined the efficacy of a structured group intervention during adjuvant endocrine therapy for obese patients with breast cancer. The intervention involved a combination of proper nutrition, exercise, and group coaching. METHODS: Participants were patients with breast cancer who were undergoing adjuvant endocrine therapy and exhibited apparent weight gain while undergoing therapy, or had a diagnosis of abnormal lipid metabolism. We conducted a single-arm prospective study with a combined intervention. The intervention comprised 15 min of nutrition education, a 30-min group health coaching program, and three...
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
This study was aimed at identifying the influence of initial weight and weight change during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) on pathologic complete response (pCR) and long-term survival in Chinese patients with operable breast cancer. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study using data from 409 female patients who received NAC for stage II or III breast cancer and had complete record of body mass index (BMI) before and after NAC. BMI of 2 kg/m2 following NAC was considered to be significant, else was considered stable. The study end points included pCR rates, disease-free survival (DFS), and overall survival (OS). ...
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
GPs and leading charity call for support for GPs, better diagnostics, longer with patients and greater awareness of secondary breast cancer Related items fromOnMedica Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival UK cancer survival improved, but lags behind similar nations Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking NICE calls on GPs to diagnose cancer sooner GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Women at increased breast cancer (BC) risk are eligible for chemoprevention. Healthy lifestyles are potentially important for these women to improve efficacy and minimise side effects of chemoprevention and reduce the risk of BC and other lifestyle-related conditions. We investigated whether women taking chemoprevention adhere to healthy lifestyle recommendations, how their lifestyle risk factors and health measures compare to women in the general population, and whether these change whilst taking chemoprevention. Lifestyle risk factors and health measures in 136 premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for prevention of BC (T...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research Papers: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusion: Other than the established risk factors, other factors such as lack of education, SES, and higher BMI were present in our study. A higher percentage of women were diagnosed with BC at later stages. There is a need for educating women about BC, self-examination of breast, and screening programs for early detection of BC.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundObesity carries a high risk of breast cancer with worse treatment outcome. Different molecular subtype and prognostic factors are linked to high body mass index (BMI) and affects overall and progression-free survival.MethodsAll 950 breast cancer patients presented to kasr Alainy oncology center (NEMROCK) from 2004 - 2014 at Al kasr alainy oncology center (NEMROCK) were followed up with a median period of 4.2years till Dec 2018. The body mass index (BMI) was assessed at diagnosis in 760 female patients. Disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were assessed and compared between three groups: n...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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