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.”
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