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Ketogenic Diets to Treat Cancer
About this campaign
The potential for low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets to prevent or treat cancers is on many people’s minds but we have a very limited amount of experimental support, especially in humans. Our study (Fine, et al. Nutrition, 2012) is one of the few to show direct outcomes in people. Equally important for understanding the biochemical basis, we have pursued laboratory studies. We found that we could inhibit cancer cells in culture with ketone bodies -- a treatment that had no effect on normal controls. We need help to continue this line of work to complement the clinical studies. Well-developed metabolomic methods give us an opportunity to provide a view of all of the intracellular compounds that bear on the response to nutrients and drugs. This will tell us about the use of ketogenic diets alone or in combination with pharmacology. There is the additional educational benefit that we will get new information about what’s really going on in cells, normal and cancerous.