The effects of strength training on muscle wasting, fat mass and quality of life in men with Prostate Cancer undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy: a meta-analysis.

Hucker, Holly (2018) The effects of strength training on muscle wasting, fat mass and quality of life in men with Prostate Cancer undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy: a meta-analysis. Graduate student work (Unpublished)

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• In 2013, the probability of a man developing prostate cancer (PCa) was 1 in 6, sitting on top of the charts as the single most common area for men to develop cancer [4]. • The most common form of treatment in New Zealand is a funded prescription medicine called Zoladex (Goserelin), an anti androgen medication that reduces the production of testosterone that can fuel the growth of the cancer. • Suppression of testosterone production can be related with considerable side effects including muscle atrophy (sarcopenia/wasting), changes in weight (typically an increase in weight from oestrogen levels dominating in the body due to the lack of testosterone production). • Physical activity focussing on strength training in particular has been proposed as a favourable strategy to reverse the side effects of Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), especially that of muscle wasting and changes in body composition.

Item Type:Graduate student work
Keywords that describe the item:sport science, strength training, muscle wasting, men, prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance
ID Code:6636
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Deposited On:16 Dec 2018 23:52
Last Modified:16 Dec 2018 23:52

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