High Fat Diet Beat Cancer?

  1. http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...662484,00.html

    . . . . . "Since early 2007, Dr. Melanie Schmidt and biologist Ulrike Kämmerer, both at the Würzburg hospital, have been enrolling cancer patients in a Phase I clinical study of a most unexpected medication: fat. Their trial puts patients on a so-called ketogenic diet, which eliminates almost all carbohydrates, including sugar, and provides energy only from high-quality plant oils, such as hempseed and linseed oil, and protein from soy and animal products.. . ."


    steph
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   leslie :-D
    very encouraging info, steph.

    when i was in nsg school (mid 90's), i got to use the ketogenic diet used on a young boy with uncontrollable seizures.
    he was fed through a g-tube, so it looked like orange, thick puree.

    here's a link re ketogenic diet and epilepsy.

    www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/ketogenic.html

    i wonder what else we'll be learning about what this diet can do...

    leslie
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Thank Leslie . . . lots of medical issues tied to diet lately.

    I was actually on the Atkins diet and had lost 8 pounds when I had my 1st seizure.

    steph
  5. by   Tweety
    Interesting that it notes the "high quality plant oils" which is not something the average Atkins dieters get. They get lots of saturated fat. I've read numerous studies linking saturated fat to a myriad of health problems including breast cancer.

    Interesting study.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevielynn
    Thank Leslie . . . lots of medical issues tied to diet lately.

    I was actually on the Atkins diet and had lost 8 pounds when I had my 1st seizure.

    steph
    that's why i didn't do cartwheels when reading your link.
    rather, used the word "encouraging", since i recognize that this diet has helped some.
    even researchers are cautiously hopeful.

    leslie
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    Interesting that it notes the "high quality plant oils" which is not something the average Atkins dieters get. They get lots of saturated fat. I've read numerous studies linking saturated fat to a myriad of health problems including breast cancer.

    Interesting study.
    I tweaked Atkins and used "high quality plant oils" . . . like olive oil instead of butter.

    This study isn't about Atkins btw . . . . .

    steph
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    thee was an article on tv this evening that more than 3 alcohol drinks a day would increase breast ca by 30%
    you can't eat
    yu can't smoke
    you can't drink

    i think there is a sexist conspiracy around here

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