People with more lean muscle mass may have an advantage when it comes to fighting cancer, new research suggests.
The study, published in the medical journal Lancet Oncology, is the latest to suggest a patient's body composition may play a role in cancer survival rates. Researchers from the University of Alberta used body scan imaging to study 250 obese cancer patients. The scans showed that 15 percent of the cancer patients had very low muscle mass relative to their weight.
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