A Whole-Food Vegan Ketogenic Diet for Treatment of Cancer

Low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets may aid control of certain cancers by keeping glucose and insulin levels low throughout the day, and vegan diets of moderate protein content can decrease blood levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), a hormone which promotes proliferation and survival in many cancers. Hence, it is proposed that ketogenic vegan diets, high in fat, moderate in plant protein, and very low in carbohydrates, comprised primarily of healthful whole foods, may represent a practical strategy for slowing or even temporarily reversing the spread of some cancers.

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