Topic: Breast Cancer
The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating that centers around plant foods and elevates specific food choices over others. Researchers combined the results from different studies to see if this way of eating was healthy, even if it was not “low fat.”
Getting good sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health, and eating right before bed can keep you from getting good sleep.
Studies have found that a 5% weight gain after diagnosis was enough to slightly increase risk of dying, with a 10% weight gain adding even more risk.
This study included 7,835 women who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative trial and who were later diagnosed with breast cancer. Data showed alcohol intake either pre- or post-diagnosis was not associated with a higher risk of death either due to breast cancer or other causes.
A study of a weight training intervention for cancer survivors showed it increased their upper- and lower body strength at three months and even more at six months. This study showed that breast cancer survivors were able to improve their function over six months.
In a study exploring the relationship between exercise and memory, breast cancer survivors who increased their physical activity had decreased levels of stress and fatigue, and felt better about their ability to remember things.