When most people hear the word "insulin" they immediately think about Diabetes.
But what they miss is how important insulin sensitivity is in the big picture of cancer occurrence and recurrence.
A recent journal from the National Cancer Institute, found here, covers a study conducted on 1023 stage 3 colon cancer patients enrolled in a chemotherapy trial.
They evaluated the association between dietary insulin load and index with cancer recurrence and survival.
They looked at whether your blood insulin levels and spikes overtime had any effect on you getting cancer again or how long you lived after being diagnosed with cancer.
What did they find?
"Patients with resected stage III colon cancer who consumed a high-insulinogenic diet were at increased risk of recurrence and mortality.
These findings support the importance of dietary management following resection of colon cancer, and future research into underlying mechanisms of action is warranted."
Therefore establishing a direct relationship between blood insulin levels and spikes with increased risk of colon cancer recurrence, for patients with resected stage III colon cancer.
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