THE BOTTOM LINE IMPORTANCE OF THIS STUDY IS THAT “IMPAIRED GLUCOSE METABOLISM”, WHICH IS CAUSED BY OBESITY, FUELS CANCER GROWTH….HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIETS COME FROM EATING PROCESSED FOODS…
A new report from Duke University ads further evidence to the theory that carbohydrates fuel cancer growth. While previous studies showed that carbohydrate restriction could slow prostate cancer in an animal study, they were not sure if it was the weight loss these animals experienced that was slowing the tumors, or if was the carbohydrate restriction that was responsible.
This new study was designed to keep the weight of the test subjects the same. When mice on a no-carbohydrate/very high fat diet were compared to mice on a low fat/high carb diet or a high fat/high carb diet, the no-carb mice fared much better.
According to Stephen Freedland, M.D., Duke Prostate Center urologist and lead investigator on this study, “The mice that were fed a no-carbohydrate diet experienced a 40 to 50 percent prolonged survival over the other mice.” (full report)
Clinical trials in humans are scheduled to start within a few weeks. I do not expect the results to be any different in people than they found in the mice. With the small mountain of other evidence (1, 2, 3, 4) showing that high blood sugar and/or high insulin levels fuel cancer growth, this is just additional confirmation that the standard high carbohydrate diet recommended by diet experts, medical professionals and government agencies is making people sick.
It also shows that obesity and a high fat diet ARE NOT the cause of cancer. Obesity is just another side effect of a bigger problem… impaired glucose metabolism and/or elevated blood sugar and insulin levels. As for dietary fat, it has been a part of the human diet for millions of years. To blame it for cancer and obesity that have only been epidemic in very recent history shows a level of intellectual dishonesty I just can’t begin to understand.