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Br J Cancer. 2000 July; 83(1): 95–97.
Published online 2000 June 2. doi:  10.1054/bjoc.2000.1152
PMCID: PMC2374537

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


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. © 2000 Cancer Research Campaign

Keywords: diet, insulin-like growth factor-I, sex hormones, vegan, meat-eaters

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