Serum insulin level, HOMA-IR and prostate cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Saboori, S and Rad, E.Y and Birjandi, Mehdi and Mohiti, S and Falahi, Ebrahim (2018) Serum insulin level, HOMA-IR and prostate cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, 13 (1). pp. 110-115.

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Aims: This meta-analysis study was performed to assess serum insulin level and insulin resistance status in prostate cancer patients in observational studies. Materials and methods: A systematic literature search was performed for observational studies in Scopus, PubMed, Ovid and ISI Web of Science up to July 2017. Results: From 2070 publication were searched firstly, only 10 studies with 9 and 6 arms included for the meta-analysis assessing serum insulin level and HOMA-IR status in prostate cancer patients, respectively. Pooled effects analysis showed that the Fasting insulin level was significantly higher in men with prostate cancer compared to control group (WMD = 2.12 μ IU/ml, 95%CI; 0.26, 3.99; P = 0.02). Sub-group analysis showed that the elevation in serum insulin level takes place only in patients with ages more than 65 years old (WMD = 3.88 μ IU/ml, 95%CI; 2.28, 5.48; P < 0.001). HOMA-IR was no significantly different between study groups. However, the difference got statistically significant after sub-grouping patients based on their age (WMD = 1.37, 95% CI; 0.61, 2.12; P < 0.001). Conclusion: In conclusion, the results of this meta-analysis study showed higher fasting serum insulin and HOMA-IR levels especially in patients with ages more than 65 years

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 10:33

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