New Atlas writes about a study on the effectiveness of the keto diet and why fatty foods can help fight cancer.
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Ketogenic diet is an important point in treatment
The diet is low in carbohydrates and high fat content, which is considered useful for the body in some diseases.
Ketogenic diet – what is it? A ketogenic diet is a diet that is very high in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carbohydrates.
Following this diet, 75% of calories come from fat, 20% from calories from protein, and about 5% from carbohydrates.
Scientists have studied the therapeutic effect of a keto-diet on the development of many neurological diseases, in particular on the course of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia.
Scientists have investigated the effectiveness of a keto diet for cancer patients
However, now, they decided to test keto-nutrition in oncology and achieved amazing results.
Now they are conducting clinical trials of an anticancer drug that blocks the enzyme RISC, designed to stop the growth of the tumor.
However, the results were disappointing. Turning off the RIZK, the drug increased the level of insulin in the blood. Scientists continued to look for a way to simulate insulin levels.
Fatty foods help control insulin levels
Fatty foods enhance the effects of treatment
It turned out that the ketogenic diet, which has been tested for several years as a way to control insulin levels, has proven to be an effective way to increase the effect of this anti-cancer drug.
Scientists also argue that a keto diet can be harmful in oncology if additional treatment is not used.
Researchers tested a diet on rodents with various types of cancer without appropriate treatment, as a result of which the tumor growth either did not change, or even accelerated.
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