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Amanda N. Fader

MIS, 1 , 2 and a host of benefits have been reported, including fewer perioperative and postoperative complications, shorter hospital stays, improved cosmesis, faster recovery, and decreased costs. Furthermore, MIS may be beneficial for obese or

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Jaffer A. Ajani

among white americans by sex, stage, and age . J Natl Cancer Inst 2008 ; 100 : 1184 – 1187 . 3 Brown LM Swanson CA Gridley G . Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: role of obesity and diet . J Natl Cancer Inst 1995 ; 87 : 104 – 109

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Luis Aguirre, Jacques Fontaine, Jessica Frakes, Sarah Hoffe, Jose Pimiento, and Rutika Mehta

Background: The standard of care for locally advanced esophageal cancer is chemoradiation followed by surgery. Age and obesity are risk factors for both esophageal cancer and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we explored whether the presence

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Crystal S. Denlinger, Jennifer A. Ligibel, Madhuri Are, K. Scott Baker, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Don Dizon, Debra L. Friedman, Mindy Goldman, Lee Jones, Allison King, Grace H. Ku, Elizabeth Kvale, Terry S. Langbaum, Kristin Leonardi-Warren, Mary S. McCabe, Michelle Melisko, Jose G. Montoya, Kathi Mooney, Mary Ann Morgan, Javid J. Moslehi, Tracey O’Connor, Linda Overholser, Electra D. Paskett, Jeffrey Peppercorn, Muhammad Raza, M. Alma Rodriguez, Karen L. Syrjala, Susan G. Urba, Mark T. Wakabayashi, Phyllis Zee, Nicole R. McMillian, and Deborah A. Freedman-Cass

. Although achieving all of these healthy lifestyle goals may be difficult for many survivors, even small reductions in weight among those who are overweight or obese or increases in physical activity among sedentary individuals are thought to yield

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Muhammad Shaalan Beg, Sadia Saleem, Aslan Turer, Colby Ayers, James A. de Lemos, Amit Khera, Philipp E. Scherer, and Susan G. Lakoski

-resistant states. 1 – 3 Circulating concentrations of adiponectin are reduced in diabetes mellitus, obesity, and older age, and increase with weight loss, 4 – 6 and administration of adiponectin has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. 4 – 7 Dysregulation

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Meaghan Tenney and Joan L. Walker

; 15 : 932 – 937 . 27 Eltabbakh GH Shamonki MI Moody JM Garafano LL . Hysterectomy for obese women with endometrial cancer: laparoscopy or laparotomy? Gynecol Oncol 2000 ; 78 : 329 – 335 . 28 Scribner DR Walker JL Johnson GA

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Gary H. Lyman

. 41 Griggs JJ Sorbero ME Lyman GH . Undertreatment of obese women receiving breast cancer chemotherapy . Arch Intern Med 2005 ; 165 : 1267 – 1273 . 42 Shayne M Crawford J Dale DC . Predictors of reduced dose intensity in patients

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Camila Santos Rodrigues and Gabriela Villaça Chaves

protective factor for early mortality. Studies evaluating the role of FMI in cancer outcomes are scarce. However, this obesity paradox has already been shown for other chronic diseases and certain types of cancer. 26 – 28 The principal limitation of the

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Margaret Tempero

educate our colleagues and inform public thought. This is every bit as important for public health as tobacco control and prevention of obesity. Roll up your sleeves. It's up to us. What do you think? Please e-mail correspondence (include contact

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Eric J. Roeland and Richard F. Dunne

cachexia who report that they want to discuss weight loss and nutrition with their clinicians. 16 Second, cachexia among patients with cancer is poorly recognized by clinicians, especially when patients are obese and have low muscle mass (ie, sarcopenic