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    Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
    Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
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    How Plant-Based to Lower IGF-1?
    Those eating vegan had significantly lower IGF-1 levels and higher IGF binding proteins than those just eating vegetarian, suggesting that the more plant-based one's diet becomes, the lower one's...
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    Protein Intake & IGF-1 Production
    Animal protein consumption triggers the release of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1.
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    IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
    Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a natural human growth hormone instrumental in normal growth during childhood, but in adulthood can promote abnormal growth—the proliferation, spread...
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    The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle
    Lower cancer rates among those eating a plant-based diet may be a result of reduced blood levels of IGF-1 and enhanced production of IGF-1 binding protein.
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    Plant-Based Bodybuilding
    Lower levels of the cancer promoting growth hormone IGF-1 in those eating vegan is not expected to affect their accumulation of muscle mass.
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    Animalistic Plant Proteins
    While animal proteins increase levels of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1, and most plant proteins bring levels down, "high quality" plant proteins such as soy may not significantly affect...
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    Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction
    The lifespan extension associated with dietary restriction may be due less to a reduction in calories, and more to a reduction in animal protein (particularly the amino acid leucine, which may...
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    Prostate Cancer and Organic Milk vs. Almond Milk
    Does the hormonal stimulation of human prostate cancer cells by cow milk in a petri dish translate out clinically in studies of human populations?
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    Higher Quality May Mean Higher Risk
    The reason animal proteins trigger the release of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1 more than plant proteins may be because the relative ratios of amino acids in animal proteins more closely...
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    Cancer-Proofing Mutation
    Congenital IGF-1 deficiency can lead to Laron Syndrome (a type of dwarfism), but with such low growth hormone levels those with the condition have dramatically lower cancer rates. This raises the...
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    Too Much Soy May Neutralize Benefits
    Vegans consuming 7-18 servings of soy foods a day may end up with circulating IGF-1 levels comparable to those who eat meat.
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    How Much Soy Is Too Much?
    To maintain the low IGF-1 levels associated with a plant-based diet, one should probably eat no more than 3-5 servings of soy foods a day.
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    Clonal Deletion Theory of Immunity
    Plant-based diets may be protective against multiple sclerosis because IGF-1 can prevent our immune system from eliminating autoimmune cells.
  • How Plants May Help Stop Cancerous Tumors Article
    Starving Tumors of Their Blood Supply
    About a third of common cancers may be prevented by eating a healthy, plant-based diet; being physically active; and maintaining a healthy weight. One of the ways plants may help is by cutting off...
  • Oct 10 Igf protein Article
    Animal Protein and the Cancer Promoter IGF-1
    For years we didn’t know why eating a plant-based diet appeared to so dramatically improve cancer defenses within just a matter of weeks. But researchers recently figured it out: eating healthy...
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    Protein, Puberty, and Pollutants
    The early onset of puberty in girls associated with animal protein consumption may be due to endocrine disrupting chemical pollutants in the meat supply.
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    Anti-Angiogenesis: Cutting Off Tumor Supply Lines
    Cancer cells are commonly present in the body, but cannot grow into tumors without hooking up a blood supply. Angiogenesis inhibitors in plant foods may help prevent this from happening.
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