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Metabolic Processes Behind Cancer Cachexia: Is Insulin Resistance A Factor? (1992)

Title:

Metabolic Processes Behind Cancer Cachexia: Is Insulin Resistance A Factor?

Key words:

glucose, insulin

Research Institution:

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Location:

California

Researcher:

John A Tayek

Project Description:

Dr. Tayek sought to determine whether the increase in growth hormone levels observed in head and neck cancer patients might be responsible for their increased glucose levels, increased insulin resistance, and altered glucose metabolism, in an effort to improve the nutritional status of these patients.

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