Debates arise frequently in the lung cancer community about reducing sugar intake to prevent and/or treat cancer. Some people claim a ketogenic diet is an effective cancer treatment, but rarely provide objective, scientific evidence to support this claim.
A recent article explored claims about the value of ketogenic diets for cancer patients. It was published in an open access journal and written by researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK. The article found high-quality evidence regarding ketogenic diets for cancer patients is lacking:
“High‐quality evidence on the effect of ketogenic diets on anthropometry, metabolism, QoL [quality of life] and tumour effects is currently lacking in oncology patients. Heterogeneity between studies and low adherence to diet affects the current evidence. There is an obvious gap in the evidence, highlighting the need for controlled trials to fully evaluate the intervention.”
You can read the full article here:
A systematic review of the use of ketogenic diets in adult patients with cancer
If you do nothing else today, DO THIS & PASS IT ON. Please ask your US Congressional Representative to support restoring $20M in funding for the Lung Cancer Research Program in 2020 before the March 26 sign-on deadline. It only takes a minute
Have you or a family member been diagnosed with lung cancer?
Are you already active in providing lung cancer support and/or education to others?
Do you want to ramp up your advocacy work and learn more about the science of lung cancer research?
Apply for the brand-new STARS (Supportive Training for Advocate in Research and Science) program! STARS was developed by the IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) in collaboration with international lung cancer patient research advocates and advocacy nonprofits.
Those accepted in the program will be assigned a mentor from their own country, meet and learn lung cancer science from researchers, develop science communication skills, and attend the World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Barcelona, Spain in September 2019.
To learn more and to find the online application, click here:
The application period is open from March 8 to May 1, 2019. Hope you’ll apply!
Finally! A article in a respected oncology journal suggests it’s time to consider lung cancer screening in never smokers.
Role of Low-Dose Computerized Tomography in Lung Cancer Screening among Never-Smokers (in Journal of Thoracic Oncology)