Why a low IGF-1 hormone level results in much lower cancer rates for “Little People” and what we learn from that — 2nd of 4 videos (1 min. 26 sec. video)

A genetic IGF-1 deficiency from birth can lead to a type of dwarfism. But the silver lining is that such low growth hormone levels result in significantly lower cancer rates (virtually zero).

In this and the next video Dr. Michael Greger seeks to answer the question of if and how you can have the best of both worlds: adequate IGF-1 levels during childhood then suppressing excess growth promotion in adulthood.

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November 6, 2013 · 10:38 am

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