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A low-carb diet may stunt prostate tumor growth
Date:11/12/2007

e said. In addition, though both the low-carb and low-fat mice had lower levels of insulin, only the low-carb mice had lower levels of the form of IGF capable of stimulating tumor growth.

The low-carbohydrate diet definitely had the most significant effect on tumor growth and survival, he said.

The next step will be to test the findings of this study in humans, and further examine the potential positive effects that a low-carbohydrate diet may have on tumor growth, Freedland said.

We are planning to start clinical trials sometime next year, he said. The results of this study are very promising, but of course much more work needs to be done.


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