Lose weight before chemo treatment?

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Question from Nimi: I may be going for chemotherapy in about 2 weeks. I am about 5-10 pounds overweight. Should I try to lose at least 5 pounds before the therapy?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. No. Focus on a balanced diet, exercise, and maintain your weight during chemotherapy. Start a sensible weight loss diet after chemotherapy.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Managing Fatigue During and After Treatment. Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D., Tish Knobf, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., A.O.C.N., and Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answered your questions about ways to keep up your energy, how nutrition can affect fatigue, and how exercising can help.

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