Table 4

Changes (Δ) in plasma IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and IGF-1:IGFBP-3 molar ratio for specified increment of item in male health professionals

ItemServing incrementIGF-1 (ng/mL) (Δ)IGFBP-3 (ng/mL) (Δ)IGF-1:IGFBP-3 (molar ratio) (Δ)
Fish3 servings/wkMultivariate 1a7.5b92b0.002
Multivariate 2a6.2b87b0.001
Poultry3 servings/wkMultivariate 11.9−330.006b
Multivariate 20.3−380.005
Red meat3 servings/wkMultivariate 1−1.3−1−0.001
Multivariate 2−1.5−13−0.001
Milk1 serving/dayMultivariate 15.4b64b0.002
Multivariate 20.540−0.002
  • a Multivariate 1, adjusted for age and laboratory run and other food items (fish, poultry, red meat, milk). Multivariate 2, adjusted for age, laboratory run, protein, and minerals.

  • b P < 0.05.