We examined the association of diet with insulin-like growth factors (IGF) in 344 disease-free men. Raised levels of IGF-I and/or its molar ratio with IGFBP-3 were associated with higher intakes of milk, dairy products, calcium, carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fat; lower levels with high vegetable consumption, particularly tomatoes. These patterns support the possibility that IGFs may mediate some diet - cancer associations.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British journal of cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jun 2003|
- prostate cancer
- BINDING PROTEIN-3