Can low-carb and ketogenic diets be helpful in treating cancer? Learn more in this new interview:
The main point is that there seems to be a great variability in responsiveness in patients to low-carb and ketogenic diets. Dr. Eugene Fine, professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains that in cases where patients did not respond well in his study, there were metabolic dysregulations (e.g. prediabetes) that may have made cancer cells resistant to the potential anti-cancer effects of ketosis.
Note also that in almost all cases researchers are discussing using ketogenic diets together with conventional cancer treatment, not by itself.
A couple of years ago I interviewed Dr. Eugene Fine about his study on ketogenic diets and cancer: