Rebekah Louise Wilson
Date of Award
Edith Cowan University
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Professor Daniel Galvão
Professor Robert Newton
Professor Dennis Taaffe
Dr Nicolas Hart
Associate Professor Philippa Lyons-Wall
This thesis encompasses six main chapters - two reviews and four experimental chapters, in addition to a general introduction and discussion.
Review 1 (Chapter 2) is a discussion of the negative impact of obesity on prostate cancer prognosis and common prostate cancer treatments.
Review 2 (Chapter 3) is an evaluation of the current literature examining prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and how exercise and nutrition interventions can be used to induce fat loss, while preserving or improving lean mass.
Study 1 (Chapter 4) is an examination of the efficacy of a weight loss program in altering body composition in overweight and obese prostate cancer patients scheduled for a robot assisted radical prostatectomy.
Study 2 (Chapter 5) is an examination of the efficacy of a 12-week weight loss intervention to reduce fat mass and maintain lean mass in obese prostate cancer patients receiving ADT, with quality of life outcomes reported in an accompanying chapter (Chapter 6).
Finally, study 3 (Chapter 7) is an investigation of the effect of a 12-week self-managed home-based exercise and nutrition program on body composition, physical function, and quality of life in obese prostate cancer patients receiving ADT who had previously completed a 12-week weight loss program.
Wilson, R. L. (2020). Exercise and nutrition induced weight loss for prostate cancer patients. Edith Cowan University. Retrieved from https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2370