A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

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A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby michelle c » Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 am

There have been discussions on here in the past about sugar and cancer.
I thought that avoiding sugar, or adopting a low carb diet, would not necessarily lower your cancer risk or help as a treatment.

Just wondering what people thought about this

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/673f/e ... 766d91.pdf
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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby Chickspeed » Fri May 11, 2018 4:31 am

I normally don't offer many opinions and don't have one for your post either. I have a site I frequent for info on diet. I am sure I am not the only one
who has seen it.

http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/

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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby Utwo » Fri May 11, 2018 6:23 pm

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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat May 12, 2018 11:39 pm

Here's a recent article on anti-inflammatory diets and cancer.

Anti-inflammatory diet may guard against cancer
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/article-anti-inflammatory-diet-may-guard-against-cancer/

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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby michelle c » Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm

On the morning show on television here, a couple of weeks ago, there was a segment about the Paleo diet with Pete Evans and they talked about a documentary called The Magic Pill. I have been looking into doing Paleo only because I have put on weight and I feel that I am eating too many carbs. Anyway, the documentary was very interesting regarding weight loss and general health.

I never thought that sugar/carbs had anything at all to do with cancer. I had joined a local FB Paleo page and there was a post on there critisizing a bakery for selling pink buns to raise money for breast cancer. The person went on to say these foods cause cancer blah blah blah. Totally outrageous I thought, how dare they critisize this bakery as buns will not cause cancer. There was this big debate going on. Then someone posted this article (in my post at the top). Hmmm maybe there is some connection with a high sugar diet. Apparently, there are lots of evidence and studies regarding this according to the person critisizing the bakery.

I am not saying one way or the other but just wanted to share. People can make up their own minds about their diet. I was only interested in the Paleo diet for weight loss.
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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby behconsult » Fri May 18, 2018 8:40 am

Multiple diets exist that have cancer protective factors. The most important is to keep processed sugar out. Vegan, Paleo. etc. all seem to do that. Diets that reduce inflammation are helpful

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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby LPL » Fri May 25, 2018 3:43 pm

behconsult, I agree with you.
It also depends on how much you can exercise. Now after chemo ended, a year ago, hubby is walking 1 1/2 hour each day. He can eat more carbohydrates now without it elevating his blood sugar. (He is diabetic type 2). Actually his Hba1c has not been this good for years!
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Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

Postby lakeswim » Fri May 25, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you for these diet links!
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