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.