Glucose is the main energy source for your body. When your body is depleted of carbohydrates, it starts to burn fats. This process is known as ketosis. The main energy source for cancer cells is also glucose. However, it appears they cannot utilize fat. Therefore, data emerging from clinical trials shows a ketogenic diet starves the cancer cells because they cannot utilize fat as an energy source.

– Clinical Trials- Early results suggest a ketogenic diet in combination with conventional cancer treatment (chemotherapy and radiation) results in better outcomes for cancer patients

– Ketogenic Diet- High fat (60-75%), moderate protein (15-30%), low carbohydrate (5-10%)

– Breast Cancer- linked to increased blood sugar, obesity and type 2 diabetes  

– Patients with Advanced Cancer- Ketogenic diet had no severe adverse effects, improved emotional functioning, and reduced insomnia

– Decreased Blood Sugar Levels- May slow down tumor growth and starve cancer cells

– Decreased IGF-1 Levels- A hormone which may play a role in the development and progression of cancer

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