Thursday, February 28, 2013

Effects of exercise in patients treated with stem cell transplantation for a hematologic malignancy

In a paper just published on-line in the journal Cancer Treatment Reviews, we reported a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies looking into  the effectiveness of exercise interventions in patients with hematologic malignancies treated with stem cell transplantation. We included randomized controlled trials comparing exercise with usual care, in which at least 75% of the patients had a hematologic malignancy. based on th eights studies that we were able to review, the results showed that xercise had a statistically significant  effect on cardiorespiratory fitness,  muscle strength, lower fatigue, quality of life, and physical, emotional and cognitive functioning. In conclusion, exercise seems to have beneficial effects in patients treated with stem cell transplantation. The review was led by Saskia Persoon, one of the PhD students contributing to the Alpe D'Huzes Cancer Rehabilitation Program (A-CaRe).

Sunday, February 24, 2013

What do 200 kCal look like on your plate?

'FROOT', "your daily dosis of web vitamins" published a very nice series of pictures of 200 kCal of different foods on a same-size plate.