E-ISSN 2602-3164
EJMI. 2021; 5(3): 341-346 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2021.24427

Lifestyle Behaviour After Diagnosis of Cancer in Turkish Population

Bala Basak Oven1, Serkan Celik1, Irem Turkmen1, Ipek Gevikoglu1
1Department of Medical Oncology, Bahcesehir University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, TURKEY

Objectives: Healthy lifestyle factors have been reported to affect cancer survival.American Cancer Society(ACS) recommended healthy diet, physical active life-style and healthy weight for cancer survivors. We provide an overview of the cancer survivors in respect to dietary pattern, body weight, physical activities of Turkish patients.Patients and Method:Totally 107 patients, were treated for breast or colon cancer were included. The dietary patern of patients were evaluated by self-reported food questionnaire. The relationship between diet pattern, BMI(body mass index), physical activities and sugar consumption and other socioeconomical characteristics were analyzed.Results:Half of our groups were physically active. Although the average BMI was26.4kg/m2. 16.8% of cancer survivors had no risk factor like physical inactivity, consumption of sugar or overweight. BMI was related with physical activities and stage of disease. Overweight was linked to sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivities were also more associated with the chronic disease.The results further showed that female gender, non-smokers and survivors with high education levels consumed more sugar in their diet.Conclusions:Our study indicate the dietary habit, weight and physical activities of our cancer survivors may reflect the Turkish population. Healthy policy can be improved and new strategises for follow-up or education for survivors in regarding healthy lifestyle can be developed. Diet , physical activities , Cancer, Lifestyle behaviour

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Basak Oven B, Celik S, Turkmen I, Gevikoglu I. Lifestyle Behaviour After Diagnosis of Cancer in Turkish Population. EJMI. 2021; 5(3): 341-346

Corresponding Author: Bala Basak Oven

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