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Calorie Restriction as a Means to Augment Cancer Therapies

Calorie Counting

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  • Mice with cancer survived longer when fed a calorie-restricted diet along with a standard cancer treatment, new research revealed
  • Experts at using nutrition to treat cancer now believe that the most important aspect of cancer prevention and treatment is intermittent fasting, or overall calorie restriction
  • A ketogenic diet, in which you replace carbs with low to moderate amounts of protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, along with calorie restriction appears to be especially beneficial for treating and preventing cancer
  • Carb restriction combined with calorie restriction and moderate protein restriction effectively “starves” cancer cells of their preferred fuel (glucose and glutamine)

By Dr. Mercola

Calorie restriction has been scientifically proven to slow down aging, extend lifespan, and even reduce the risk of age-related chronic diseases such as cancer.


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