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Insulin is a carcinogen

The science is clear: Insulin is carcinogenic.

People with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome/pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes have high levels of blood insulin, typically many times higher than normal. People with these conditions are at increased risk for various cancers such as breast, colon, prostate, and pancreas (Gallagher 2015). Type 2 diabetics are also more likely to die of their cancer than non-diabetics. While the cause-effect connection is due to a number of factors (high blood sugar, inflammation, high circulating estrogen levels, increased insulin-like growth factors, etc.), much of the increased cancer risk is due to increased levels of insulin.