7th to 9th August, 2014 06:30 am - 05:45 pm


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August 8, 2014, 1:45 pm

The Ketogenic Diet for Cancer


Scientific research is examining the use of a ketogenic diet as a means for slowing the growth of cancerous tumors. Cancer is now the #2 cause of death in the United States and yet mainstream medicine seeks out pharmaceutical answers for treating this disease. But preliminary trials have shown great promise that shifting to a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet can literally starve cancer cells, which thrive on glucose but cannot survive on the ketones produced by carbohydrate-restricted diets. The panel will discuss this emerging field of science during the first half. The second half will then be devoted to putting the diet into practice.

Hall: Wheeler Auditorium Track: the Layperson Type: panel