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Br J Cancer. 2000 Jul;83(1):95-7.

Hormones and diet: low insulin-like growth factor-I but normal bioavailable androgens in vegan men.

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Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK.

Abstract

Mean serum insulin-like growth factor-I was 9% lower in 233 vegan men than in 226 meat-eaters and 237 vegetarians (P = 0.002). Vegans had higher testosterone levels than vegetarians and meat-eaters, but this was offset by higher sex hormone binding globulin, and there were no differences between diet groups in free testosterone, androstanediol glucuronide or luteinizing hormone.

PMID:
10883675
PMCID:
PMC2374537
DOI:
10.1054/bjoc.2000.1152
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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