High carb diets linked to cancer

Filed under: Study — @ July 12, 2011

Researchers from the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre found that mice fed on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet had slower tumour cell growth than those fed a typical Western diet high in carbohydrates. Western diet fed mice began developing tumors by middle age, but the low-carb fed mice none developed tumors by that time. The mice used in the study were predisposed for breast cancer and had an average life expectancy of two years. 70% of the high-carb diet mice developed cancer before death compared to just 30% of the low-carb fed mice.

Additionally, while both diets had similar caloric levels, the high-carb mice gained a significant amount of weight.

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