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Ideal Weight Loss Eating Times & Potential Benefits For Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 April 2022
Ideal Weight Loss Eating Times & Potential Benefits For Breast Cancer
Three recent fasting studies lend clarity to the timing of fasting for weight loss and benefits of fasting diets for breast cancer patients. STUDY ONE/ A study, in Cell Metabolism, compared the timing of two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feeding diets, for weight loss. The study, published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, compared a 4-hour time-restricted feeding diet and a 6-hour time-restricted feeding diet to a control group. Partic...
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Managing Breast Cancer Fatigue

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 April 2022
Managing Breast Cancer Fatigue
Fatigue is a common symptom of breast cancer and one of the most common side effects of breast cancer treatment. In fact, some studies suggest that between 62 and 85 percent of people undergoing cancer treatment report having cancer-related fatigue. Breast cancer and breast cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapies, can affect hormone levels. This can lead to inflammation throughout the body and other side effects, all of which can contribute to fatigue. Studies sh...
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Chemotherapy Or Not? Physicists Study Gene Expression Tests

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 February 2022
Chemotherapy Or Not? Physicists Study Gene Expression Tests
Professor Josef Käs from Leipzig University led these investigations in collaboration with the head of the Institute of Pathology Hamburg-West, Professor Axel Niendorf, and the independent statistical consultant Bernhard Ulm. They have just published their findings in PLOS ONE, a multidisciplinary journal that pays particular attention to whether experiments and data analyses have been conducted rigorously. Gene expression tests examine how active certain genes are in tumour cells. Ofte...
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Exercise and Chemo Brain with Breast Cancer Treatment

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 29 January 2022
Exercise and Chemo Brain with Breast Cancer Treatment
A recent study found that regular exercise before, during, and after breast cancer treatment can help minimize the cognitive difficulties known as chemo brain. Many, if not most, people going through cancer treatment experience some blunting of their usual mental sharpness,  and difficulty with concentration, focus, and word-finding. Most of us compensate fairly easily and return to our normal level of mental focus within a few months. Unfortunately, there are people who have a hard...
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5 Tips for Addressing Sexual Pain and Rebuilding Intimacy After Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 January 2022
5 Tips for Addressing Sexual Pain and Rebuilding Intimacy After Breast Cancer
Cancer may change the way you feel about your body and what feels good to you. But with a combination of self-reflection, physical intervention, communication, and patience, you can rebuild your intimacy. After a breast cancer diagnosis, the last thing you’re likely thinking about is sex. Instead, you’re probably thinking about your treatment costs, upcoming surgery decisions, the cost of battling cancer, and how to manage the side effects of chemotherapy. While it can feel emba...
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