November 15, 2004

Hormones and cancer?

A U researcher recently showed the correlation between obesity and cancer. Although it sounds so clicheed nowadays (like we have not heard of that before?), the originality of this discovery lies in the fact that it provided a basis for this correlation-This researcher showed that it's in fact the hormonal upsurge (in this case, insulin) that might promote the formation of cancerous cells. So could it be that other things that lead to a hormonal upshot-like binge-eating, followed by dieting, and other activities that disrupt the hormonal balance actually contribute to cancer? So can we come up with other activities that might lead to a hormonal imbalance and indrectly promote cancer?

Posted by jaya0023 at 8:29 PM