The keto diet and cancer: Why some doctors believe ketosis ‘starves’ tumors

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The keto diet and cancer: Why some doctors believe ketosis ‘starves’ tumors - Big Think

Can changing diet actually reverse the growth of cancer in the body?
  • The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, but in recent years some–including some doctors–have claimed the diet has cancer-reversing qualities.
  • Although the theory might someday be proven correct, far more research is needed before scientists know whether the diet can be used as a safe and effective treatment for cancer.
  • A 2018 study did show one promising use for the keto diet in treating cancer, though it was purely used a supplemental tool in conjunction with a conventional approach.
 
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