Posts Tagged "sugar starvation"

A High-fat, Sugar-Free Diet May Fight Cancer

Posted on Nov 13, 2008 in Cancer

  At the Wurzburg hospital in Germany, two researchers have been conducting clinical studies on cancer patients by feeding them a diet that eliminates most carbohydrates and sugar and includes high-fat plant oils, soy, and animal fats. Their study is based on research by Nobel laureate Otto Warburg, who found that cancer cells feed on sugar. The theory is simple: if most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and they should stop spreading. Meanwhile, normal body and brain cells should be able to handle the sugar starvation;...

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