The Effect of Resistance Exercise on All-Cause Mortality in Cancer Survivors Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.03.018 PMID: 24958698 Web of Science: 000341411200013

Cited authors

  • Hardee, Justin P.; Porter, Ryan R.; Sui, Xuemei; Archer, Edward; Lee, I-Min; Lavie, Carl J.; Blair, Steven N.


  • Objective: To examine the independent associations of leisure-time aerobic physical activity (PA) and resistance exercise (RE) on all-cause mortality in cancer survivors.; Patients and Methods: Patients included 2863 male and female cancer survivors, aged 18 to 81 years, who received a preventive medical examination between April 8, 1987, and December 27, 2002, while enrolled in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study in Dallas, Texas. Physical activity and RE were assessed by self-report at the baseline medical examination. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was performed to determine the independent associations of PA and RE with all-cause mortality in participants who had a history of cancer.; Results: Physical activity in cancer survivors was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality. In contrast, RE was associated with a 33% lower risk of all-cause mortality (95% CI, 0.45-0.99) after adjusting for potential confounders, including PA.; Conclusion: Individuals who participated in RE during cancer survival had a lower risk for all-cause mortality. The present findings provide preliminary evidence for benefits of RE during cancer survival. Future randomized controlled trials examining RE and its effect on lean body mass, muscular strength, and all-cause mortality in cancer survivors are warranted. (C) 2014 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-6196

Start page

  • 1108

End page

  • 1115


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