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Title: Determinants of circulating insulin-like growth factor I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 concentrations in a cohort of Singapore men and women
Authors: Probst-Hensch, N.M.
Wang, H.
Goh, V.H.H.
Seow, A. 
Lee, H.-P. 
Yu, M.C.
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2003
Citation: Probst-Hensch, N.M.,Wang, H.,Goh, V.H.H.,Seow, A.,Lee, H.-P.,Yu, M.C. (2003-08-01). Determinants of circulating insulin-like growth factor I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 concentrations in a cohort of Singapore men and women. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 12 (8) : 739-746. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Variation in the circulating concentrations of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system has been implicated in the etiology of chronic diseases including cancer (prostate, breast, colon, and lung), heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. We searched for sociodemographic, anthropometric, reproductive, lifestyle, and dietary determinants of IGF-I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP) -3 serum concentrations. Serum samples were collected in a Singapore Chinese cohort with a mean age of 61 years. Subject information was assessed during an in-person interview. Radioimmunometrically measured IGF-I and IGFBP-3 concentrations were available for 312 men and 326 postmenopausal women ages 50 years or older. Mean IGF-I concentrations were 144 ng/ml and 121 ng/ml for men and women, respectively (gender difference, P < 0.0001), and mean IGFBP-3 concentrations were 3710 ng/ml and 4147 ng/ml for men and women, respectively (gender difference, P < 0.0001). IGF-I and IGFBP-3 decreased with age (P for trend
Source Title: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113431
ISSN: 10559965
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