Reduced non-oxidative glucose utilization in cancer patients is associated with a low triiodothyronine concentration.

  • John A. Tayek
  • Published 1995 in Journal of the American College of Nutrition


OBJECTIVE Approximately 70% of all cancer patients have elevations in hepatic glucose production and/or reductions in glucose utilization. To identify an explanation for insulin resistance, we measured fasting hepatic glucose production (HGP), leucine appearance (Leu Ra), leucine oxidation (LO), glucose oxidation (GO) and non-oxidative glucose utilization… (More)


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