The Link Between Obesity and Breast Cancer

Katarzyna Rygiel, author of Obesity as a Common Denominator in Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, has recently had a paper published in the June 2019 edition of the European Medical Journal. Her paper – Obesity and the Effects of Weight Reduction: A Spotlight on Women with Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer and Heart Disease – focuses on the complex relationships between weight, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer risk, with the study centring around both pre- and post-menopausal women who have had hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. The paper, and journal, is available to read here.

Katarzyna, MD, PhD, has a background in primary care and research/education. She is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia in Poland, and she holds a certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management from the University of California, USA, where she completed her research training. Her research interests are focused on patient-centered approaches, particularly in cardio-metabolic and neoplastic diseases. She has authored over 50 articles in various international medical journals, as well as two books. Her publications address current topics in cardio-oncology, especially in patients with breast cancer, and she promotes a synergistic approach, including medically necessary treatments and health-oriented interventions for patients suffering from chronic diseases.

Her book, Obesity as a Common Denominator in Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, is very closely related to the topic of her excellently written new paper. This book combines a very practical approach, grounded in medical research, to these interconnected medical problems, in order to bridge the gap between current guidelines and clinical practice. It will serve to educate medical team members, such as oncologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, and nurses, on cardioprotection, and moderate weight reduction. It highlights a need for the balanced integration of modern treatments of BC and HF, with healthy nutrition, regular physical activity, and helpful strategies to cope with chronic stress. In addition, the book represents a supportive resource for BC patients or survivors, who wish to be actively engaged in their long-term therapy journey.

To find out more information about Katarzyna’s book, or to order a copy of the book please click here.

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