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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.
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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