Obesity following childhood cancer: Mechanisms and consequences


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012. Due to advances in the treatment of pediatric cancer, the population of adult survivors has increased dramatically. Many survivors face a significant threat of becoming overweight, obese, and insulin resistant. In this chapter, we present four case vignettes to illustrate the risks of obesity in adult survivors of pediatric cancer, known mechanisms, studied interventions, and future directions in research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tonorezos, ES; Oeffinger, KC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2012

Book Title

  • Energy Balance and Hematologic Malignancies

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 158

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781461424024

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-2403-1_7

Citation Source

  • Scopus