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Study: Ketogenic Diet Helps Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells when Combined with a Triple-Drug Therapy

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The findings of a new study suggest that a ketogenic diet -; which is low in carbohydrates and protein, but high in fat -; helps to kill pancreatic cancer cells when combined with a triple-drug therapy developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

In laboratory experiments, the ketogenic diet decreased glucose (sugar) levels in the tumor, suggesting the diet helped starve the cancer. In addition, this diet elevated ketone bodies produced by the liver, which put additional stress on the cancer cells. The study published in the journal Med. Read more . . . .

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