For quality of life after breast cancer, combine diet and exercise

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There is quite convincing and consistent evidence that exercise offers numerous benefits to cancer survivors, including reducing cancer-related fatigue. Photo: Pexels

(Mya Nelson/ Cancer Health) — For breast cancer survivors who were overweight or obese, diet alone led to weight loss but a diet/exercise combo means more vitality, too.

Exercising combined with eating a healthy diet may help breast cancer survivors having overweight and obesity improve their ability to carry groceries and perform other daily physical activities, according to a new study.

In this study, researchers compared the effect of different lifestyle interventions on survivors’ quality of life. The strong study design adds an important understanding of how lifestyle affects pain, fatigue and other mental and physical challenges that plague many breast cancer survivors after treatment. (…)

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