Low carbohydrate diets beneficial for pancreatic cancer

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More and more studies are showing that diets low in carbohydrates have benefits far beyond maintaining weight loss.

In conclusion, low-carbohydrate diets, regardless of the type of protein and fat, are associated with a lower risk of pancreatic cancer in the US population, suggesting that adherence to low-carbohydrate-diets may be beneficial for pancreatic cancer prevention. Future studies should validate our findings in other populations.

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Insulin resistance and cancer in black women

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Insulin resistance was one factor that mediated invasive breast cancer prognosis among black women, researchers reported.

In a cross-sectional study of 115 women newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, metabolic syndrome was twice as prevalent among black women than white women (40% vs 20%, P<0.0001), according to Emily Gallagher, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues.

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Ramadan and dawn to dusk fasting

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It’s intermittent fasting but done during a different time scale. During Ramadan Muslims eat a meal before dawn, called suhoor, and eat a meal again after sunset, called iftar. In essence they have two fasting cycles. One while they sleep and the other during the middle of the day. This is similar to a 20:4 or 22:2 cycle for fasting depending on how long their time is for eating their meals.

I think this shows more and more that the advice we’ve been given for so long regarding eating multiple meals a day is wrong. We are animals at our core and our bodies are designed to eat as we would if we were not civilized. That means most of the time we would not be eating. Wild animals don’t have refrigerators and pantries stocked with food. They have to catch, kill, and/or find what they need to eat.

The timing of these two meals and the fast itself may hold the key to a healthier life, said Mindikoglu, who is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

The study, led by Mindikoglu, found that dawn-to-sunset fasting was associated with proteins protective against cancer, as well as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammation and some neurological disorders.

“Intermittent fasting has become very popular in the treatment of many chronic diseases, including cancer,” said Mindikoglu, who began designing the research in 2014.

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Cancer researcher has been on the keto diet for 6 years and is living to tell you about it. Go figure.

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This surely doesn’t mean you won’t get cancer. It just means that someone from the cancer side of the medical community has been eating this way for over half a decade and is recommending it to everyone he knows. I wish the people who write headlines wouldn’t be so click-baity.

Harper and Drewery have written a new how-to book about going keto, called ” Biodiet,” which was released in May. In it, the couple suggest that our modern diets are formulated around too much sugar and too few veggies.
Harper refers to carb-heavy diets as a modern “axis of illness,” a reference to the term “axis of evil” that President George W. Bush used to describe Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. When it comes to our health, Harper insists, the “three common enemies” we’re at war with are obesity, insulin resistance, and inflammation.

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