A cognitive behavioral therapy intervention to promote weight loss improves body composition and blood lipid profiles among overweight breast cancer survivors

@article{Mefferd2006ACB,
  title={A cognitive behavioral therapy intervention to promote weight loss improves body composition and blood lipid profiles among overweight breast cancer survivors},
  author={Kari M. Mefferd and Jeanne Nichols and Bilg{\'e} Pakiz and Cheryl L Rock},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2006},
  volume={104},
  pages={145-152}
}
Overweight or obesity is an established negative prognostic factor in breast cancer. Co-morbidities associated with obesity, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), may negatively impact quality of life and survival in this population. Our purpose was to determine the effect of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for weight loss through exercise and diet modification on risk factors for recurrence of breast cancer, and risks for CVD associated with obesity. Eighty-five overweight… CONTINUE READING
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