Purpose Breast cancer (BC) survivors are becoming increasingly predisposed to cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Low cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity (PA) levels, as well as high values of adiposity indices, contribute to CVD risk. We evaluated adiposity, cardiorespiratory profile, and PA levels in two independent cohorts of BC survivors. Methods Data were collected from two groups (99% women) from different areas of Madrid (Spain): group 1, n = 110, age 51.4 ± 9.7 years, median time from diagnosis 365 days (95% confidence interval [CI], 354–401), and group 2, n =93, age 54.7 ± 8.9 years, 1714 days (95% CI, 1502–1938). We estimated peak oxygen uptake (VO ) and measured body mass index (BMI), 2peak waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip index, and accelerometry-determined PA. Results Both groups had values of BMI in the overweight range (25.3 ± 4.3 and 27.1 ± 5.1 kg/m , p = 0.003). Estimated VO 2peak levels were lower in group 2 than in group 1 (28.1 ± 9.1 and 23.7 ± 8.8 ml/kg/min, p < 0.001), although levels in both groups were low. Yet, themajorityofparticipantsinbothgroups(81 and 88%, p = 0.234) met international PA recommendations (235 ± 196 and 351 ± 173 min/week of moderate–vigorous PA, p
Supportive Care in Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 5, 2018
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