Monica Bergfors

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AIM To determine whether repetitive arm work, with a large component of static muscle contraction alters glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity. METHOD Euglycemic clamps (2 h) were started in ten healthy individuals 15 min after 37 min periods of: (1) repetitive arm work in a simulated occupational setting; (2) dynamic concentric exercise on a cycle(More)
Plasma selenium and glutathione peroxidase in erythrocytes were analysed in a case-control study encompassing 164 cases with prostate cancer and 152 controls with benign prostate hyperplasia. Plasma selenium levels were divided into three groups; I > 1.17, II 1.00-1.17 and III < 1.00 mumol/l. For the 124 cases with no supplementary intake of selenium pills,(More)
RAS and BRAF mutations impact treatment and prognosis of metastatic colorectal cancer patients (mCRC), but the knowledge is based on trial patients usually not representative for the general cancer population. Patient characteristics, treatment and efficacy according to KRAS, BRAF and MSI status were analyzed in a prospectively collected unselected(More)
Hereditary endometrial cancer (EC) is a Lynch syndrome (LS) related cancer variant and 2-10% of all EC are hereditary. The aim of this study was to develop a method for analysis of microsatellite instability (MSI) as such analysis would assist in identifying potential LS patients with EC at an early state of their disease, before a possible second cancer is(More)
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