Keto Diet Helps Stop The Growth Of Certain Cancers, Study

In a brand-new animal study published in Cell Reports, researchers found that by restricting circulating blood glucose (aka blood sugar) levels in mice with lung cancer, they were able to prevent the growth of squamous cell carcinoma tumors.

To reach this conclusion, the researchers lowered circulating blood glucose in mice by feeding them a ketogenic diet and by giving them a diabetes drug that prevents blood glucose from being reabsorbed by the kidneys. Both of these interventions by themselves inhibited the further growth of these tumors (but did not shrink the tumors), suggesting this type of cancer might be quite vulnerable to glucose restriction.

This study builds on an exciting body of research on using the keto diet to help fight certain types of cancer. Continue reading…