Why whiskey loses weight as a drinker
When the drinker begins to lose weight in the first few weeks after a bout of cancer, the amount of calories consumed per day is usually less than the amount lost, according to research.
But the loss of weight doesn’t happen quickly enough for the body to replace the lost calories.
In fact, the loss continues after a period of time, the research found.
“This study is important because it suggests that the longer that someone has been on chemotherapy, the more rapid their loss of appetite and weight loss,” Dr. Daniel Schoenfeld, a researcher at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and the lead author of the study, told NBC News.
“So if you’ve been on chemo for years, you’re going to lose a lot of weight even after that time, even if it’s just the weight loss that you’ve had.”
The study was published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Dr. Schoenfield said he hoped the research would help the public understand how the body manages the weight.
He said that if cancer patients knew that they were getting the treatment that was intended for them, they might be less inclined to take a chance on going on a diet.
“I think that would be a really great thing to be able to show the public, especially the younger generations who are starting out, that the chemotherapy is effective and not harmful,” he said.
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