Endocrine and immune responses to resistance training in prostate cancer patients

D.A. Galvao, K. Nosaka, D.R. Taaffe, J. Peake, Nigel Spry, K. Suzuki, K. Yamaya, M.R. Mcguigan, L.J. Kristjanson, R.U. Newton

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    This study examined the effect of 20 weeks resistance training on a range of serum hormones and inflammatory markers at rest, and following acute bouts of exercise in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation. Ten patients exercised twice weekly at high intensity for several upper and lower-body muscle groups. Neither testosterone nor prostate-specific antigen changed at rest or following an acute bout of exercise. However, serum growth hormone (GH), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and differential blood leukocyte counts increased (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)160-165
    JournalProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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