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  • Higher Quality May Mean Higher Risk
    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...
  • Protein Intake & IGF-1 Production
    Protein Intake & IGF-1 Production
    Animal protein consumption triggers the release of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1.
  • How Plant-Based to Lower IGF-1?
    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...
  • The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle
    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.
  • Cancer-Proofing Mutation
    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...
  • IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
    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...
  • Dairy Hormonal Interference
    Dairy Hormonal Interference
    Concern that the consumption of cow's milk can upset our body's hormonal balance.
  • Meat Hormones & Female Infertility
    Meat Hormones & Female Infertility
    What is behind the purported link between poultry consumption and anovulatory infertility?
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