High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet: New Treatment In The Battle Against Brain Cancer

Filed under: Study — @ February 27, 2007

Dr. Thomas Seyfried says low-carb starves cancerous tumor cells

There is yet another positive health benefit to livin’ la vida low-carb this week published in the scientific journal Nutrition & Metabolism as a way to fight cancer cells that are causing life-threatening tumors which up until now has meant painful chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

But we’ve already seen a series of research studies provided over the past year confirming the low-carb treatment option for other areas of the body that cancer inflicts, including the pancreas, the esophagus, and the kidneys. This latest study confirms the use of a high-fat, low-carb diet on brain cancer, too!

Research supervisor Dr. Thomas Seyfried, professor of biology at Boston College, overlooked this study looking at the impact of a high-fat, low-carb diet on lab mice with malignant brain tumors.

The researchers divided the mice into three distinctive dietary groups:

GROUP 1–Low-fat, high-carb diet
GROUP 2–Unlimited amounts of high-fat, low-carb diet
GROUP 3–Restricted amounts of high fat, low-carb diet

What were the results of the study? Click here to find out the remarkable discoveries the researchers made!


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