Obesity in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: a Review

Obesity in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: a Review

Author Carneiro Teixeira, Julia Ferrari Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maia-Lemos, Priscila dos Santos Google Scholar
Cypriano, Monica dos Santos Google Scholar
Pisani, Luciana Pellegrini Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Obesity is a late effect of antineoplastic treatment in childhood cancer survivors and this correlates with chronic complications. This review examines the data currently available to health professionals, for increasing awareness and identifying strategies to address the treatment and prevention of late effects. The mechanism involved in the pathophysiology of obesity remains unclear. However, damage to the hypothalamus and endocrine disorders (e.g. insulin and leptin resistance) and a positive energetic balance may play a role in increasing obesity rates. A patient's diet during, and after treatment may also influence the weight of survivors. Implementation of an effective educational program by professionals during all stages of treatment enables children to obtain basic knowledge regarding food and nutrition, thereby encouraging them to take responsibility for developing healthy eating behaviors.
Keywords Overweight
Neoplasm
Children
Disease-free survival
Long-term effect
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews Per. Netanya, v. 15, n. 1, p. 33-39, 2017.
ISSN 1565-4753 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Medical Media
Extent 33-39
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.17458/per.vol15.2017.tIcp.obesitysurvivors
Access rights Closed access
Type Revisão
Web of Science ID WOS:000410718200006
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/51306

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