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Scientists the University of Texas at Dallas (USA) have discovered that limiting the level of glucose in the blood may inhibit the development of certain cancers. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
In the study, laboratory mice with lung cancer were transferred on a ketogenic (low-carb) diet high in fat and medium in protein. Animals were also injected drugs, lowering blood sugar levels. The results showed that it prevented the growth of squamous cell carcinoma, although it did not reduce tumor size.
The experts also studied the levels of glucose in 192 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung or esophagus, and 120 patients with adenocarcinoma of the lung. In the first case was identified a correlation between high levels of blood sugar and the worst survival of patients.
According to the researchers, the control of glucose is a new approach to curb the growth of cancer cells that differs from their intended destruction. It allows you to convert cancer into a chronic disease.
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