Navigation Links
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
Date:2/1/2012

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can improve the health, energy and well-being of cancer patients after they've completed their main cancer treatment, a new review finds.

University of Hong Kong researchers analyzed the results of 34 clinical trials that examined the effects of physical activity among adult patients with breast, prostate, gynecologic, colorectal, gastric or lung cancer.

The study was published online Feb. 1 in BMJ.

There were an average of 93 patients in each trial, which included aerobic, resistance and strength training. The patients' average age was 55, and the training lasted roughly 13 weeks.

Breast cancer patients showed improvements in blood sugar control, body mass index (BMI) and body weight, physical functions such as lower limb strength, mental health problems such as fatigue and depression, and quality of life.

Patients with other types of cancer who were physically active experienced improvements in BMI and body weight, physical function such as oxygen consumption and hand-grip strength, depression and quality of life.

Different types and levels of exercise had specific effects. For example, breast cancer patients found that aerobic exercise plus resistance was much more effective on physical fitness, emotional fitness, overall well-being and fears about breast cancer than aerobic activity alone.

The researchers also found that younger patients seemed to gain more benefit from exercise, but said this finding was not entirely conclusive because younger patients could exercise for longer periods of time.

The findings show that "quality of life was a clear significant benefit of physical activity and that clinically, there were important positive effects on physical functions and quality of life," the researchers concluded in a journal news release.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about '/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Health benefits of exercise may depend on cellular degradation, UT Southwestern researchers report
2. UGA College of Education finds exercise reduces anxiety symptoms in women
3. Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now
4. Mouse Study Give Clues to Why Exercise Is Healthy
5. Exercise May Help Those at Higher Risk for Alzheimers: Study
6. Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Exercise
7. Downloadable tool helps cancer survivors plan and monitor exercise
8. Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain
9. Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids Grades
10. Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar, Small Study Finds
11. Does caffeine enhance exercise performance? The debate continues
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... acid compound, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a two-pronged ... tests. The researchers cautioned that their double-punch molecule has ... they believe it represents a promising new strategy for ... long time, cancer researchers did not pay much attention ...
... eye procedures are safe and effective, according to results ... Academy of Ophthalmology’s //Joint Meeting. ,Researchers who examined ... say both procedures provide stable, long term improvement for ... those who doubt LASIK’s reliability, showing that both LASIK ...
... thousands of heart patients to have high-tech devices implanted ... the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts ... death, which kills 300,000 Americans each year. ,But ... patients will benefit from their ICDs, a large number ...
... dinner last night, adding a large amount of fat – scientifically ... of us, that could be a big problem. // ... use it for energy. But patients with elevated levels of fat ... more likely to develop arthrosclerosis, or build-up of plaque in the ...
... way to reduce your risk for breast cancer, but a ... 2007 issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. Here are several ... Studies show that weight gain is a risk factor ... is believed to promote the development of breast cancer. Fat ...
... when reading a newspaper means holding it at ... //lens technology may offer a better solution, according ... of Ophthalmology’s 2006 Joint Meeting. ,According ... using wavefront technology offer significant improvements over standard ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hybrid Molecule Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct 2Health News:Hybrid Molecule Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct 3Health News:PRK and LASIK Surgeries ‘Safe and Effective 2Health News:Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary? 2Health News:Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary? 3Health News:Sugars in Liver Found to Clear Fats from the Bloodstream 2Health News:Beyond Bifocals: Wavefront Technology Benefits Patients With Presbyopia 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced ... support older adults suffering from the severe cold weather ... its members are committed to helping those in need; ... AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $250,000, ... matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts ... (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced today that ... discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop ... chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen ... medicine, IBD biology, human genetics, genomic technology, and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 ... Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding ... on January 7, 2014, the Company,s board of directors ... Weiner as its new member of the board. ... executive positions with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3
... 2011 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... conference call and a live Internet webcast along with a ... EST (7:00 a.m. PST) to announce 2012 financial guidance. ... (877) 295-5743, confirmation code 37652661.  International callers should ...
... LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 21, 2011 An essential question ... can be identified by simply "looking" at an image.  Introspectively, ... well.  We only have to look at something to know ... "know" what it,s looking at is far harder. In research ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Hold Conference Call to Announce 2012 Financial Guidance 2Do You See What I See: Scientists Model Brain Structure To Help Computers Recognize Objects 2Do You See What I See: Scientists Model Brain Structure To Help Computers Recognize Objects 3Do You See What I See: Scientists Model Brain Structure To Help Computers Recognize Objects 4
The ideal on-the-spot reference for residents and practitioners seeking fast facts on fracture management....
Pocket Sports Medicine is the result of a collaboration between outstanding Editors and Contributors. The program covers the field so that both specialists and general orthopedists will find expert g...
Bones is a remarkable guide for the Medical Student, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant or Physician to Bones....
The Urinary System Flash Cards product uses the time tested content and images from BryanEdwards.com and displays the necessary images to demonstrate the urinary system....
Medicine Products: