Ketogenic Diet – Can it starve Cancer cells ?
The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.
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|Breakfast||Egg with bacon||28 g egg (about half an egg)11 g bacon (about half a slice)37 g of 36% heavy whipping cream23 g butter9 g slice of apple|
|Morning snack||Peanut butter ball(serving size: 0.5 ounce)||6 g peanut butter9 g butter|
|Lunch||Tuna salad||28 g tuna fish30 g mayonnaise10 g celery36 g of 36% heavy whipping cream15 g lettuce (one large leaf)|
|Afternoon snack||Keto yogurt(serving size: 1.3 ounces)||18 g of 36% heavy whipping cream17 g sour cream4 g strawberries (about half of one small strawberry)artificial sweetener|
|Dinner||Cheeseburger (no bun)||22 g minced (ground) beef10 g American cheese26 g butter38 g cream10 g lettuce (one medium leaf)11 g green beans (one spoonful)|
|Evening snack||Keto custard(serving size: 1.2 ounces)||25 g of 36% heavy whipping cream9 g eggPure, unsweetened vanilla flavouring|
How does it stop cancer growth ?
Because some cancer cells are inefficient in processing ketone bodies for energy, the ketogenic diet has also been suggested as a treatment for cancer. A 2018 review looked at the evidence from preclinical and clinical studies of ketogenic diets in cancer therapy. The clinical studies in humans are typically very small, with some providing weak evidence for anti-tumour effect, particularly for glioblastoma, but in other cancers and studies, no anti-tumour effect was seen. Taken together, results from preclinical studies, albeit sometimes contradictory, tend to support an anti-tumor effect rather than a pro-tumor effect of the KD for most solid cancers.