Does a ketogenic diet have a place in cancer treatment?

Exploiting cancer metabolism with ketosis
Could we have been wrong in believing that cancer is simply a genetic disease? Could it also be a metabolic disease? And if so, could a ketogenic diet be used as a part of the treatment, at least for some cancers?

In this talk from the Low Carb USA, Dr. Angela Poff talks about cancer metabolism and the possible therapeutic benefits of ketosis. These are important issues, but are still under investigation so should not be taken as medical advice.

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Exploiting Cancer Metabolism with Ketosis – Dr. Angela Poff

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Here’s what our members have said about the presentation, besides giving it a 5 out of 5 rating:

To everyone involved, thank you for making this knowledge available to wider audience.
As grateful as I am that the research is being done, I can’t help but to wonder if it has been known for some 85 years that cancer is highly dependant on glucose – why wasn’t there any non-carbohydrate diet research done a long time ago?
– Niklas

Table of contents

  1:17  What is cancer?
  8:19  Is cancer a metabolic disease?
18:28  Targeting cancer metabolism
20:22  Anti-cancer effects of ketosis
25:36  Preclinical data from the lab
39:07  How could this possibly be implemented clinically in the future?

Exploiting Cancer Metabolism with Ketosis – Dr. Angela Poff


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The next conference

The presentation is from this year’s Low Carb USA. It’s the top low-carb conference in the US. Next year’s conference will take place on August 3 – 6, 2017 in San Diego. Sign up now for an early bird discount (50% off).

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