IGF-1 Linked to Cancer?

August 25th, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Many bodybuilders are starting to go beyond steroids and use growth hormone and now IGF-1. Recent research suggests that IGF-1 may play a big role in cancer formation. Harvard Medical School scientist showed that exposure to high amounts of IGF-1, may increase risk of many forms of cancers. The researchers noted that the studies are not conclusive though. Cancer is a very complicated disease and diet, environment, and genetics is a big factor in the cause of cancers. It's best to not put these highly anabolic hormones in your body at all, so you have less risk of cancer.

  1. khalid on June 18th, 2010

    I have completed my research project on (igf-1 polymorphism in type-2 diabetes mellitus nad myocardial infarction)..I would like to know whether in any case IGF-1 polymorphism is linked for the development of the cancer?.If yes then which type of cancer development is possible?..please reply me with appropiate reseacrh facts backing it.