Incidence of colorectal cancer in relation to glycemic index and load in a cohort of women.

  title={Incidence of colorectal cancer in relation to glycemic index and load in a cohort of women.},
  author={Mary McCarl and Lisa J. Harnack and Paul J. Limburg and Kristin E. Anderson and Aaron R Folsom},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={15 5},
BACKGROUND Dietary glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) affect circulating insulin concentrations. Elevated circulating insulin concentrations can increase insulin-like growth factor-1, and both of these hormones may have growth-promoting effects within the colorectum. METHODS We examined associations of GI and GL with colorectal cancer (CRC) among participants in the Iowa Women's Health Study (n = 35,197; ages 55-69 years at baseline in 1986). Over 15 years of follow-up, we identified… CONTINUE READING
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