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Breast Cancer: Post Treatment: 6 Months Plus: Medical Care

If You Are Overweight, Lose The Extra Weight

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Studies show that women who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for recurrence of breast cancer.

As you know, the key to weight loss is to consistently burn more calories than you consume by eating and drinking. Studies show this is not so easy because we tend to underestimate the amount of calories we consume and overestimate the amount of exercise.

A simple solution is to keep a food diary. It doesn't have to be fancy. American Cancer Society tells you how to construct and keep a diary. Click here offsite link.

A survey by Consumer Reports found that 83 percent of people who successfully lost weight and kept it off for a year or more said that they lost the weight entirely on their own without the help of a weight-loss program or diet pills.

Alternatively, there are many easy-to-access weight loss programs available today. There has been little reliable study about the effectiveness of the various diets. Speak with your doctor about which one may be best for you.

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