Hyperinsulinemia Predicts Fatal Liver Cancer but Is Inversely Associated With Fatal Cancer at Some Other Sites

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URL: https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/24/5/843

Journal: Diabetes Care

Publication Date: 05/2001

Summary: Observational study of nondiabetic French men. Peripheral hyperinsulinemia, indicative of very high portal insulin concentrations, predicted fatal liver cancer in these nondiabetic men, but was inversely associated with fatal lip, oral cavity, and pharynx cancer; stomach cancer; and larynx cancer

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A study of 6237 nondiabetic patients showed that elevated levels of insulin was associated with fatal liver cancer, but these patients also had less incidence of lip, mouth, throat, and stomach cancer.

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