Published on January 19, 2017 at 1:21 AM
A researcher at Syracuse University has simple advice for breast cancer survivors struggling with the side effects of
Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs): exercise.
Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor of exercise science, is the co-author of a groundbreaking article in the
Obesity Journal (The Obesity Society, 2017) about the effects of exercise and physical activity on postmenopausal
breast cancer survivors taking AIs–hormone-therapy drugs that stop the production of estrogen. She contends that
a combination of resistance and aerobic exercise helps mitigate the side effects of AIs and improves health
outcomes in breast cancer survivors, particularly their body composition.