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

TitleHormones and diet: low insulin-like growth factor-I but normal bioavailable androgens in vegan men.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAllen NE, Appleby PN, Davey GK, Key TJ
JournalBritish journal of cancer
Volume83
Issue1
Pagination95-7
Date Published2000 Jul
ISSN0007-0920
KeywordsAdult, Androgens, Androstane-3,17-diol, Anthropometry, Biological Markers, Cross-Sectional Studies, diet, Diet, Vegetarian, England, Humans, Insulin-Like Growth Factor I, Luteinizing Hormone, Male, Meat, Prostatic Neoplasms, Risk Factors, Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, Testosterone
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.

Alternate JournalBr. J. Cancer
PubMed ID10883675
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