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Ketogenic Diet – Can it starve Cancer cells ?

Ketogenic Diet – Can it starve Cancer cells ?

The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.



MealMenu ideaIngredients
BreakfastEgg with bacon28 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 snackPeanut butter ball(serving size: 0.5 ounce)6 g peanut butter9 g butter
LunchTuna salad28 g tuna fish30 g mayonnaise10 g celery36 g of 36% heavy whipping cream15 g lettuce (one large leaf)
Afternoon snackKeto 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
DinnerCheeseburger (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 snackKeto 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.[59][60] 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.


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