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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2772) Last page : ( 2775)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00465.7

Comparative Study of Aerobic Exercise and Weight training on Metabolic Syndrome among Breast Cancer Survivors

Manikumar M.1, Monisha R.2,*

1Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Assistant Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRMIST, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: monishaphysio186@gmail.com

Online published on 8 August, 2019.



Breast cancer is the most frequent–occurring cancer among women and the leading cause deaths. Despite this Breast cancer treatments still have side effects that may negatively impact recovery and quality of life (QOL) after initial treatments. BCRL is a chronic swelling of the arm, hand and associated trunk quadrant. It usually develops after damage to the axillary lymph nodes due to breast cancer therapies.


Participants who had fulfilled the eligibility criteria were randomized to either the aerobic exercise group (n = 20) and weight training group (n = 20). Exercise program was divided into a warm–up period, moderate intensity of aerobic exercises, and cool–down period. Weight-training exercise of low to moderate intensity with relatively slow progression significantly improved the upper limb strength, lower limb strength and incidence of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Outcomes were assessed at baseline and post intervention.


Outcome were assessed by the functional assessment of cancer therapy–breast (FACT–B) scale and 6 min walk test (6MWT) Depressive symptoms are assessed using the CES-D scale. Upper limb musculoskeletal disorders is assessed using the DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand) The results confirmed the hypothesis that 12 week of moderate–intensity aerobic exercise program significantly reduces BCRL.


There have been many studies of resistance exercise in breast cancer survivors, Findings of this trial revels that aerobic exercise will contribute to the reduction of metabolic syndrome in best cancer survivors.



BCRL, 6MWT, DASH, QOL, Aerobic training.


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