This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Colorado discuss the protocol for the CHOICE study, that aims to determine what effect low-fat and low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets have on biomarkers of long-term survival in breast cancer patients. Weight loss in overweight or obese patients is associated with improved prognosis for long-term survival, but it is not clear if there is a difference between weight-loss plans that could affect a patient's biomarkers, the team writes.

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