A 44-year-old member asked:
is there any metabolic condition in patients with pancreatic tumors that can cause them to gain weight?
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A Verified Doctor answered
Hyperinsulinemia: If you have an insulinoma you would gain weight as a result of having to eat more than usual in order to keep your blood sugar up. Insulin lowers blood sugar and such tumors release Insulin pathologically.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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