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  • adj. Resembling insulin or some aspect of it.


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insulin +‎ -like


  • In normal children, growth hormone makes the cells of the liver churn out another hormone, called insulinlike growth factor, or IGF-1, and this hormone makes the children grow.

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  • It stimulates the release of growth factors, one of which is insulinlike growth factor–1 IGF-1, that help your insulin attach to the insulin receptors and that stimulate the production of even more insulin receptors.


  • Several studies show it can normalize blood-sugar levels in Type II diabetics, which has led researchers to suspect that it may work by either stimulating the release of insulin, or have an insulinlike effect on its own.

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  • Naturally occurring hormones in milk include estrogens and progestins, androgens, and insulinlike growth factors, to name just a few.

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  • Axelrad AA (1991) Production of erythropoietic bursts by progenitor cells from adult human peripheral blood in an improved serum-free medium: role of insulinlike growth factor 1.

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  • They said it has more vitamin C, more anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and contains an insulinlike protein that works well in the digestive tract.

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  • One issue that might attract some discussion at the public meetings is that the engineered salmon have slightly higher levels of insulinlike growth factor 1, a hormone related to growth hormone.

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  • Some studies suggest that high levels of the insulinlike hormone in the bloodstream are associated with greater cancer risk, though it is not clear how much food contributes to hormone levels in the blood.

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  • However, Chan said that levels can be determined by assessing the concentration of an indicator called IGI-1, which is an insulinlike substance.

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  • Women who exercise on a regular basis have lower levels of insulin and insulinlike growth factor.

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