Thread: igf1 and cancer
12-05-2005, 09:39 AM #1
igf1 and cancer
A study utilizing stored blood samples from 300 men has found that in 25% of the men with the highest levels of a hormone called insulin -like growth factor, prostate cancer was likely to occur four times more frequently than in the one-quarter of men with the lowest levels. The growth hormone is involved in regulation of the body’s development; in adults it helps regulate cell turnover. Implications for men’s health are that a blood test may identify those persons with high levels of the hormone as being at increased risk of cancer and that it might be possible to reduce the risk by giving drugs to lower the hormone’s levels.
(Source: Science, 1998; 278:2145-2150)
12-05-2005, 10:08 AM #2
the reason prostate cancer is especially scary is because its the kind of cancer every man gets eventually, if he lives long enough. and an athletes high test levels/DHT conversion increases our risk.
common treatments are a surgery that commonly leaves you impotent and/or incontinent. and chemical castration - they remove your ability to produce testesterone, to lower DHT levels.
being chemically castrated, i.e. "shut down" is absolutely miserable on so many levels, i would rather die than live the rest of my life like that.
and everyone on this board will get this if you live long enough.
12-05-2005, 10:10 AM #3
12-05-2005, 11:58 AM #4
High IGF-1 levels don't cause cancer they accelerate it, so if you have cancer cells already, the high IGF-1 causes it to mutate, turning it into cancer. Gear raises IGF-1 as well, so if you have it using gear can accelerate it too.
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Is this an immediate effect or over the course of many uses?
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