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Pre- to post-diagnosis weight change and associations with physical functional limitations in breast cancer survivors

We investigated pre- to post-diagnosis weight change and functional limitations in a cohort of breast cancer survivors. A cohort of 1,841 early-stage breast cancer survivors provided information on pre- and post-diagnosis weight and physical function on average 2 years post-diagnosis. The mean number of limitations for each BMI category and each weight change category were compared using the Wilcoxon test. Cross-sectional associations between weight change, from 1 year prior to diagnosis to 2 years post-diagnosis, and functional limitations were determined using logistic regression. Women with BMI???30 kg/m(2) had significantly higher physical limitations compared to women with BMI?

Authors: Young A; Weltzien E; Kwan M; Castillo A; Caan B; Kroenke CH

J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Dec;8(4):539-47. Epub 2014-05-08.

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