Navigation Links
Low-Carb Diet May Slow Prostate Tumor Growth
Date:11/13/2007

Mouse study could have implications for humans, researchers say

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- In mice, a low-carbohydrate diet slowed prostate tumor growth, possibly because fewer carbohydrates leads to a drop in insulin production, U.S. researchers say.

"This study showed that cutting carbohydrates may slow tumor growth, at least in mice. If this is ultimately confirmed in human clinical trials, it has huge implications for prostate cancer therapy through something that all of us can controls, our diets," lead researcher Dr. Stephen Freedland, a urologist at Duke University Medical Center, said in a prepared statement.

Previous studies linked insulin and a related substance called insulin-like growth factor (IGF) with the growth of prostate tumors in mice. Freedland and his colleagues theorized that reducing levels of these substances might slow prostate tumor growth.

They compared tumor growth in mice eating either a low-carbohydrate diet; a low-fat but high-carbohydrate diet; or a Western diet high in fat and carbohydrates.

Mice fed the low-carbohydrate diet had the smallest tumor size and longest survival, the team found.

""Low-fat mice had shorter survival and large tumors , while mice on the Western diet had the worst survival and biggest tumors. 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," Freedland said.

The study is published in the Nov. 13 online edition of the journal Prostate.

Freedland is currently organizing a clinical trial to examine the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet on prostate tumor growth in men.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about prostate cancer.

'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. A low-carb diet may stunt prostate tumor growth
2. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
3. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
4. Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
5. New male sling procedure helps prostate cancer survivors who suffer from urinary incontinence
6. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
7. Red wine compound shown to prevent prostate cancer
8. Barbershop Talks Cut Black Mens Prostate Cancer Risk
9. Generic prostate drug helps find high-risk cancers early
10. Finasteride unlikely to induce high grade prostate cancers
11. Shrinkage of prostate led to overestimation of cancer risk in trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... Looking for holiday gift ideas? Éminence Organic Skin Care, ... easy this holiday season. Starting October 1st 2014, new spa ... shopping dilemmas. Choose from two luxury skin care gift sets ... eye area or to deliver whole body beauty. , ... Gift Set are formulated to suit all skin types and ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 The annual Social Security cost-of-living ... 2015, says a new forecast by The Senior Citizens ... price index (CPI) data through August, TSCL forecasts that COLAs ... the sixth consecutive year of record low COLAs,” states TSCL ... became automatic in 1975,” he notes. , Over the past ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Nearly a year-and-a-half after filing his ... Court jury awarded him $4.75 million; Michael D. Casper ... Casper had been too sick to be present ... the Court Documents (District Court, Pueblo County 12CV740,  Division ... non-cancerous condition of his prostate, when he purchased a ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... medical and nursing students in developing countries may have ... graduation, while less than one fifth of them intend ... most, according to a new study. , Health workforce ... outbreak of Ebola in western Africa. The disease initially ... world,s poorest countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia), where ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either less than ... of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, ... author and an outside expert agree that the research can,t ... "Most importantly, it is important that parents understand that ... pregnancies are close together or far apart," said outside expert ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Limited Edition Spa Gift Sets for the Holiday Season 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Limited Edition Spa Gift Sets for the Holiday Season 3Health News:The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Says Sixth Consecutive Year Of Record Low COLAs “Unprecedented” 2Health News:The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Says Sixth Consecutive Year Of Record Low COLAs “Unprecedented” 3Health News:Law Offices of D.R. Jones Client Wins 4.7 Million Dollar Verdict, Insurance Company Files Motion for a New Trial 2Health News:Law Offices of D.R. Jones Client Wins 4.7 Million Dollar Verdict, Insurance Company Files Motion for a New Trial 3Health News:Developing countries should enroll medical and nursing students from rural areas 2Health News:Developing countries should enroll medical and nursing students from rural areas 3Health News:Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study 2
... A quick, painless eye measurement shows promise as a ... stages, and to track the effectiveness of treatments, researchers ... multicenter study. "This technique has the potential to ... structural changes in the central nervous system, both for ...
... has appointed V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc, FMedSci, to ... National Academy of Sciences, is the scientific director and vice ... Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. ... is reserved for those who have a distinguished record of ...
... , ANN ARBOR, Mich. A drug designed to target ... type of blood cancer. A multi-center study looked at ... CS1, a protein on the surface of malignant plasma cells. ... cells and eliminates them by an immune mechanism. The early ...
... order super-premium vodka in every martini or vodka-and-cranberry, and disdain ... pay $60 for a bottle of a "tasteless" beverage that ... is there really a scientific basis for the differences that ... Scientists are reporting the first identification of a ...
... and animals are very different organisms, they share a surprising ... University says that one of these mechanisms may be the ... Prof. Shaul Yalovsky, of the Molecular Biology and Ecology of ... that can turn on cell growth in plants. Now, in ...
... cancer may be at increased risk for having a ... by St. Jude Children,s Research Hospital investigators. Almost ... Study (CCSS) who were diagnosed with basal or squamous ... 15 years, said Gregory Armstrong, M.D., assistant member of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Simple eye test measures damage from multiple sclerosis, UT Southwestern researchers find 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards grant to Lombardi's V. Craig Jordan 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards grant to Lombardi's V. Craig Jordan 3Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards grant to Lombardi's V. Craig Jordan 4Health News:Brand preference may be in the drink, not in the head 2Health News:A turn-off for cancer 2Health News:Non-melanoma skin cancer may help identify survivors at increased risk for future cancers 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... , September 30, 2014 In ... CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) backflow of the Eldor spinal needle ... the single hole pencil point spinal needles of the ... Spinal anesthesia is an excellent type of ... Urology, General Anesthesia, etc. It is estimated ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014  The orthopedic specialists at Midwest ... 6 orthopedic group by US News & World Report, ... series of free, public seminars to discuss partial and ... world come to see the knee physicians at Midwest ... available at Munster Specialty Surgery Center. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014  Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based ... Fall 2014 release, which includes two new modules ... DataExtract – and significant enhancements to ... focused specifically on speeding time to market. They ... complete history of tribal knowledge throughout the supply ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Knee Pain Solutions for Active Adults" Complimentary Seminars Open to the Public 2Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 2Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 3Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 4
... Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 A new study ... clinics across the United States witnessed opiate prescriptions for ... 2008.  Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director for the Waismann ... , warns that this increase signals the gaining popularity ...
... a pioneer in the innovative treatment of extracorporeal ... that the first patient has been enrolled in ... of the company,s photopheresis technology in the treatment ... An estimated 15,000 new patients worldwide are diagnosed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director 2Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director 3First Patient Enrolled in Therakos Phase Two Study for Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease 2First Patient Enrolled in Therakos Phase Two Study for Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease 3
Fully automatic NRTL and CE certified microplate reader....
... microplate reader for fluorescence and absorbance ... on superior performance in both detection ... luminescence measurements. Synergy HT with 4 ... 5 mm bottom probe, incubation to ...
Diareader ELX800G...
EL301 Microwell Strip Reader is a portable, rugged, single/dual wavelength photometer designed to measure and interpret the absorbances of microwell strip assays....
Medicine Products: