Journal article

Altered stress hormone response following acute exercise during prostate cancer treatment

ED Hanson, S Sakkal, WS Evans, JA Violet, CL Battaglini, GK McConell, A Hayes

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Exercise training reduces the side effects of cancer treatments; however, the stress hormone response to acute exercise during prostate cancer (PCa) treatment is unclear. The study purpose was to examine the effects of acute exercise on circulating cortisol, epinephrine (Epi), and norepinephrine (NE) concentrations during PCa treatment with and without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Men with PCa (n = 11), with PCa on ADT (n = 11), and with non-cancer controls (n = 8) had blood samples for stress hormones collected before and immediately (0 hour), 2 hours, and 24 hours after 45 minutes of intermittent cycling at 60% of peak wattage. NE increased by 385% (P < .001) at 0 hour and remained ..

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