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The Lifestyle Intervention Of Food And Exercise For Lymphoma – The LIFE-L Study

Driving Research For Patients

Sylvester launches a course of study for the first time.

Kristin E. Rojas, M.D., F.A.C.S.  

In 2022, we opened the Lifestyle Intervention of Food and Exercise for Lymphoma — or the LIFE-L Study to better understand the potential impact of lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, on symptoms and side effects in lymphoma patients. This research has never been done in patients with lymphoma.

In other cancer types (breast and colorectal) lifestyle factors have been shown to mediate symptoms and side effects, leading to improvements in treatment completion and quality of life.

We are trying to determine the feasibility and acceptability of the Mediterranean diet and exercise intervention on lymphoma therapy in untreated patients requiring chemotherapy and to see if the intervention can maintain the relative dose intensity (RDI) of the chemotherapy, as well as assess cognitive function, depression, fatigue, changes in body composition and metabolic and inflammatory markers over the course of treatment.