Hyper-insulinaemia and cancer, meta-analyses of epidemiological studies.

  title={Hyper-insulinaemia and cancer, meta-analyses of epidemiological studies.},
  author={Paola Pisani},
  journal={Archives of physiology and biochemistry},
  volume={114 1},
BACKGROUND A substantial body of evidence links sex hormones, diet, excess body weight and physical activity to the risk of developing cancer at several sites common in affluent countries. The hypothesis that high circulating levels of insulin could be the underlying factor increasing cancer risk has been proposed. Epidemiological studies on markers of hyper-insulinaemia and cancer are reviewed and summarized. METHODS Studies of cancers of the colon and rectum, pancreas, breast, and… CONTINUE READING
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