Can physical activity prevent physical and cognitive decline in postmenopausal women? A systematic review of the literature. By Anderson et al. 2014
Key sentence from the paper: “…physical activity was associated with lower rates of cognitive and physical decline and a significant reduction in all-cause mortality... exercise interventions (or lifestyle activities) that improved cardiorespiratory exercise capacity showed the most positive impact on physical health.”
For the full abstract, see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25008420
Commentary: This paper isn’t about prostate cancer. It isn’t even about men. However, it’s about postmenopausal women, who are, going by definition, low on estrogen. In that sense, they will be hormonally similar to men on ADT; i.e., men make estrogen from their testosterone so when they’re on ADT they are also low in estrogen.
The benefits of exercise for these women are very positive. We have no reason to presume that this is any different for men on ADT.
Anderson D, Seib C, Rasmussen L. 2014. Can physical activity prevent physical and cognitive decline in postmenopausal women?: A systematic review of the literature. Maturitas. 20 June 2014 [Epub ahead of print]