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Topic: BCO Podcast: ASCO 2019: BWEL Study: Diet & Exercise W/ BC

Forum: Working on Your Fitness —

Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019 11:24AM

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ASCO 2019: The BWEL Study: Diet and Exercise in Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

June 2, 2019

Ligibel jennifer

Dr. Jennifer Ligibel is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who treats breast cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Ligibel's research looks at the relationship between diet and exercise and breast cancer risk and prognosis. Her current project is the Breast Cancer Weight Loss (BWEL) study, which is looking at connections between exercise, diet, weight management, sleep, and health and wellness outcomes in women being treated for breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Ligibel talk about:

  • the progress of the BWEL study so far
  • how the BWEL study is different from other studies that looked at low-fat diets and breast cancer
  • why the BWEL study wants to examine methods that work best to help women diagnosed with breast cancer lose weight and exercise more

Running time: 16:44

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