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Overweight As A Prognostic Factor In Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia | 6500
ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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Overweight as a prognostic factor in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management

Cristina Berbert Gelelete

Accepted Abstracts: J Obes Wt Loss Ther

DOI: 10.4172/2165-7904.S1.006

Abstract
Our purpose was investigate the prognostic impact of overweight/obesity in 5-year EFS in a cohort of children with leukemia lymphoblastic acute. We retrospectively analyzed 181 newly diagnosed ALL enrolled between 1990 and 2009 and treated with BFM protocols. The majority of children in our cohort had less than 10 years old. Our data clearly indicated that overweigh/ obesity is an independent predictor of poor outcome, mainly in the intermediate and high risk groups of children. These results could be explained by changes in the chemotherapy pharmacokinetics in overweight/obese patients and by the anti-apoptotic effects in leukemic cells caused by adipocytes.
Biography
Cristina Berbert Gelelete has completed her MS at the age of 37 years from Pediatrics Institute IPPMG, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ? UFRJ, her finished pos graduation program at the Clinical Nutrition University S?o Camilo Rio de Janeiro - FSC and graduated of Nutrition Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO. She is a consulting nutritionist of a childhood school, Personal Diet and Clinical Nutritionist for childrens and teenager.
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