Another reason to test insulin levels

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Another reason to test insulin levels

Postby lyndacarol » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:37 pm

I admit I watch too much TV; I am especially drawn to medical items.

Today I caught a report that scientists have identified two new risk factors for prostate cancer: obesity and high insulin level. (In fact, high insulin levels increased the risk 4 times!)

So, guys, you have another reason to request a fasting serum insulin test. (Make sure the sample will be frozen if the testing will not be done immediately.)
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Postby Artifishual » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:47 pm

Great I'm really screwed now. LOL


obesity and high insulin level. (In fact, high insulin levels increased the risk 4 times!)


Thanks for the info lyndacarol
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And now for the ladies...

Postby lyndacarol » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:27 pm

I know that men can get breast cancer, too; but it is more common in women. So this article may be of more interest to them:

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=622648

High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer

"Those [women]whose fasting insulin levels were the highest had a 1.5 times greater risk of breast cancer than did women with the lowest fasting insulin levels, the study found."
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