[轉載] 《中英對照讀新聞》Meat ’ups prostate cancer risk’ 肉類提高攝護腺癌風險
Eating meat and dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.
Such a diet raises levels of a hormone called Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) which promotes cell growth.
A University of Oxford team examined the results of 12 studies, featuring a total of nearly 9,000 men. They found men with high blood levels of IGF-1 were up to 40% more likely to develop prostate cancer than those with low levels.
IGF-1 plays a key role in the growth and development of children and adolescents.
Lead researcher Dr Andrew Roddam said the degree to which diet influenced IGF-1 levels was unclear. But he said levels could be up to 15% higher in people who ate a lot of meat and dairy products.
Dr Roddam said raised levels of IGF-1 were likely not only to increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, but also to aid the spread of tumours. However, he said there was no evidence to suggest that measuring IGF-1 levels could be used to develop a new test to screen for prostate cancer.
up：動詞，提高，增加。例句：The price of sugar has been upped.（糖價已經提高。）
play a key role ：片語，扮演重要角色。例句：Japan will play a key role to help jointly overcome the global financial crisis.（日本將在協助聯合對抗全球金融危機中扮演一個重要角色。）
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