Navigation Links
Football improves strength in men with prostate cancer
Date:6/19/2014

the project began.

"The provision of football proved to be a good way of developing friendships between the men and a unique model for men with prostate cancer to take responsibility of their own health without giving up their claim to feel and behave like men," concludes Midtgaard.

Bigger and stronger muscles in spite of anti-hormone treatment

"Androgen deprivation therapy through medical castration is an effective treatment of prostate cancer patients but has adverse effects in the form of reduced muscle mass, higher fat percentage and reduced physical activity," explains Professor Peter Krustrup, who co-initiated the study with Midtgaard and has been studying the effects of recreational football for the past 10 years.

"Twelve weeks of football training increased muscle mass by half a kilo in the football group in spite of the anti-hormone treatment and contributed to a 15% increase in muscle strength. The players in the FC Prostate team thus achieved excellent gains in functional capacity as a result of 12 weeks of football training, measured among other things as a 8% improvement in performance in the stand-sit test," says Krustrup.

"Our study also showed that recreational football was fun and inclusive for the participants in FC Prostate, and for every training session the intensity was high, with an average heart rate of 85% of the participants' maximum heart rate," says Krustrup.

Football is good rehabilitation for prostate cancer patients

"Previously, we showed that recreational football is effective for preventing and treating lifestyle diseases. With this study, we can add that recreational football can also be used for rehabilitation of a large group of cancer patients," says Krustrup.

Midtgaard concludes: "The study indicates that men with prostate cancer benefit greatly from recreational football, both physically and mentally. It has also proved to be easy to keep the
'/>"/>

Contact: Bo Kousgaard
bok@science.ku.dk
45-23-23-86-24
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Football for untrained 70-year-old men
2. New study finds differences in concussion risk between football helmets
3. ASU football program is first collegiate partner in TGen-Riddell concussion detection study
4. Scientists Develop New Way to Measure Cumulative Effect of Head Hits in Football
5. Scientists develop new way to measure cumulative effect of head hits in football
6. Biomechanical performances of old-fashioned leather and modern football helmets
7. Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
8. Dam removal improves shad spawning grounds, may boost survival rate
9. Capillary device significantly improves manufacture of quality liposomes
10. Regenerative medicine approach improves muscle strength, function in leg injuries
11. Autologous stem cell therapy improves motor function in chronic stroke victims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/7/2014)... 2014  In conjunction with the Glendale ... Community Foundation of the Verdugos has announced the " ... a $250,000 initiative to keep the Verdugo Regional Crime Lab ... six months of existence, the Lab has processed more than ... law enforcement. "Because our number one priority is ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... Fla. -- A groundbreaking paper from a team of ... understanding of how plants could adapt to and survive ... research, published in the latest issue of the journal ... chromatin (the complex of DNA and proteins) is organized ... so that some genes are turned on and others ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... that predator runs so fast that it essentially blinds itself. ... fastest creature on Earth. Some of these half-inch-long beetles cover ... per hour). The fastest human can do about five body ... a person would have to hit 480 miles per hour. ... speeds, everything becomes a blur. They can,t gather enough light ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Community Foundation Of The Verdugos Unveils Campaign To Fund Glendale-Burbank DNA Justice Project 2Maize analysis yields whole new world of genetic science 2The tiger beetle: Too fast to see 2
... CA Body weight and fertility have long known to be ... example, can have trouble becoming pregnant. Now, a master switch has ... researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies say it may ... published ahead of print in the Aug. 31 online edition of ...
... California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a ... identical--and precisely programmable--circumferences. The technological feat may allow ... number of nanotechnology applications. The molecular ... DNA has been considered an ideal construction material ...
... risk during cardiac procedures. Doctors performing heart surgery also ... IAEA is helping to raise awareness of threats, through ... X-ray imaging systems. The issue of radiation protection ... of lengthy angioplasty and other cardiac interventions performed under ...
Cached Biology News:New master switch found in the brain that regulates appetite and reproduction 2New master switch found in the brain that regulates appetite and reproduction 3New master switch found in the brain that regulates appetite and reproduction 4Caltech scientists create DNA tubes with programmable sizes for nanoscale manufacturing 2Protecting those who heal 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 The announced sales of ... company is looking to expand in non-healthcare areas, says ... healthcare market research firm says that  Siemens is the ... biennial survey of the IVD market , with 5.5 ... in its composition would likely affect IVD market shares.  ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014 The ... from a survey of European physicians at the ... Innovation and Biological Therapies" at the Spanish Ministry ... hosted by EuropaBio and the Spanish Bioindustry Association ... Health, physicians from Spanish oncology and rheumatology societies, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 The ETC (Emerging ... technology innovation centers, announced today that applications for ... December 1st. “Do you have a big idea?,” ... want to know about it. AccelerateBaltimore helps you ... product in just 13 weeks.” Interested game ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Whitehouse Laboratories is pleased to ... County (New Jersey) Chamber of Commerce as a ... organization in the North Jersey area, offers Whitehouse ... key clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas ... Membership enables Whitehouse Laboratories a higher level of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Kalorama: Sale of Three Siemens Healthcare Units Raises Questions About Firm's IVD Future 2ASBM Presents European Physicians Survey at Spanish Ministry of Health 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 2AccelerateBaltimore Applications to Close in 6 Days 3Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 3
... , ... Cyclodextrin-enhanced room-temperature phosphorescence (CD-RTP) is an analytical technique ... polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are included in cyclodextrin molecules ... 1,2-dibromoethane, they exhibit intense, well-defined phosphorescence emissions, often with ...
... Introduction , ... 1 O 2 , is of considerable interest in environmental applications, ... been directed towards understanding the biological effects of 1 O 2 ... a dye, oxygen, and light. <P,>An understanding of the mechanisms that produce ...
... , ... Quick and quantitative analytical evaluation of tooth ... decay. This information is essential to any study of which dental products ... fluorescent solids, and are highly-scattering samples that can introduce interference that would ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cyclodextrin enhances room temperature phosphorescence 2Cyclodextrin enhances room temperature phosphorescence 3Cyclodextrin enhances room temperature phosphorescence 4Cyclodextrin enhances room temperature phosphorescence 5Singlet Oxygen measurement 2Characterization of tooth decay 2
Rabbit polyclonal to IL23 P19 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic 16 amino acid peptide from near the amino terminus of human IL23 P19 Entrez Gene ID: 51561 Swiss...
Complement C1q subcomponent subunit C precursor. [Source:Uniprot/SWISSPROT;Acc:P02747] Antigen: Recombinant Protein Epitope Signature Tag (PrEST)....
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human Cytokeratin 16 (48 kD)...
Mouse monoclonal [CRC64] to Integrin alpha 2b + beta 3 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Human platelets Entrez Gene ID: 23295 Swiss Protein ID: P05106...
Biology Products: