TitleAssociation of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 with lower urinary tract symptoms in the third national health and nutrition examination survey.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsRohrmann, S, Giovannucci, E, Smit, E, Platz, EA
JournalThe Prostate
Date Published2007 Nov 1
KeywordsUrination Disorders

Benign growth of the prostate is thought to contribute to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in older men. It is, however, unclear which factors induce prostate growth in these men. We examined the association of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and its major binding protein IGFBP-3 with LUTS in a representative US study.