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Keto Diet in Cancer Treatment: A Double-Edged Sword - Unraveling the Paradox of Weight Loss and Tumor Growth Reduction

Keto Diet in Cancer Treatment: A Double-Edged Sword – Unraveling the Paradox of Weight Loss and Tumor Growth Reduction

The ketogenic diet, rich in fats and restricted in carbohydrates, could be a useful yet potentially dangerous tool against cancer. Researchers suggest the diet can slow tumor advancement via ferroptosis, a process that disrupts glucose supplies vital for cancer cells' survival. However, the same diet might worsen cachexia, a cancer-associated extreme weight loss syndrome, possibly causing treatment discontinuation. Adding corticosteroids may fight this weight loss, yet their long-term use has risks, such as metabolic dysfunction and muscle wasting. Furthermore, the ketogenic diet's severe carb limit contradicts general dietary guidelines for cancer prevention, which stress a diet filled with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans. This highlights the need for further research on the ketogenic diet's potential benefits and pitfalls in cancer treatment, under professional supervision.

Full article here: https://medium.com/@lawsuithelpdesk/the-paradoxical-role-of-the-ketogenic-diet-in-cancer-treatment-is-a-burgeoning-field-of-interest-cc54005aabf9