A study looking at diet and exercise to help men who are on hormone therapy for prostate cancer
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at how diet and exercise can help men who are on hormone therapy for prostate cancer.
Doctors often treat prostate cancer with hormone therapy. The side effects of hormone therapy can include weight gain, tiredness and thinning of the bones. These can affect the way you feel and your quality of life.
We know from research that exercise and a change of eating habits may help lessen these side effects. And so help improve the quality of life of men having hormone therapy.
The aim of this study is to find out if a change of eating habits and exercise is useful for men having hormone therapy for prostate cancer.
Who can enter
You cannot enter this study if you
- Have a medical condition that affects your ability to exercise, such as heart problems, asthma, breathing problems, high blood pressure that is not controlled or severe pain
- Have a medical condition that affects the amount of fruit and vegetables you can eat
- Are treated with any steroid hormone (i.e. Prednisolone, Dexamethasone, Docetaxel) for cancer or any other diseases
- Are taking insulin
This study will recruit 94 men. It is a randomised study. The men taking part are put into 1 of 2 groups by a computer. Neither you nor your doctor will be able to decide which group you are in.
Everyone taking part will see a nutritionist. The nutritionist will ask you to fill in questionnaires about what you eat, how much exercise you do and how you are feeling.
The nutritionist will talk to half of the men in the study about how to eat more healthily and how to increase their level of exercise. The other half of the men will not be asked to make any changes to their diet or exercise for the 6 months. They will however be given the same advice at the end of the study.
If you are in the group receiving the diet and exercise advice, the researchers will phone you every 2 weeks for the first 3 months, and then every 3 weeks for the final 3months. If you are not receiving the diet and exercise advice you will receive a phone call every six weeks.
You go to the hospital at the start of the study, then 3 months and 6 months later. The nutritionist will see you and measure
- Your height and weight
- Your waist and hips
- How much fat is on your body
And ask you to complete some questionnaires to fill in about what you eat and drink.
A nurse takes a blood test at each visit. This is a ‘fasting blood test’ so you cannot eat or drink for a while beforehand.
There are no side effects to taking part in this trial.
But there are side effects to hormone treatment. The most common are
You can find more about the side effects of hormone treatment for prostate cancer on CancerHelp UK.
Location of trialCLOSED
For more information
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