A new study found that high-fat, low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet helped boost certain cancer treatments in mice.
Keto diets didn’t help without the drugs, however, suggesting diet is only one part of the equation.
The first human trial of a similar diet-and-drug combo is set to begin in the fall.
The research aligns with other findings about how tumors thrive on sugar.
Cancer researchers may have just found a groundbreaking new way to make cancer-zapping drugs more effective.
In a recent study, a team of doctors put mice with cancer on low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets while administering a treatment called a PI3K inhibitor that’s designed to kill tumors. The results, which were reported in the journal Nature last week, showed that pairing that treatment with a keto diet significantly improved the cancer-busting effects of the medication.
“We could basically arrest the growth of the tumor,” Siddartha Mukherjee, the study’s lead co-author and an oncologist at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, told Business Insider.
Mukherjee, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” said he’d like to see cancer doctors taking a more holistic approach to treatment overall, and that diets like …read more
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