From learning about nutrition and what to put in your diet, this is an interesting take on how a diet can fight genetic problems.
Cancer has been researched and battled for a very long time, and scientists and doctors are constantly trying to come up with new ways to treat and aid with the treatment of this deadly disease. Although all types of cancers are different, and therefore treatments may be personalized, there are some general similarities between all types of cancers. Most cancers usually involve the mutation of DNA, but what researchers are starting to recognize is that not only is their genetic damage, but also a abnormality in energy production. Normal cells produce energy using oxygen, however cancer cells "prefer the anaerobic, or oxygen-free, process of fermentation". Instead, caner cells rely heavily on glucose to produce energy. There is also usually mitochondrial damage to the cancer cells, which in turn can be the cause of DNA mutations, not the other way around. This knowledge led to the newly found dietary plan patients can use. This is not a replacement for medicinal treatment, but a helping hand. The diet is high in fat, low in carbs, and especially low in all sugars. In theory, this diet would lead to a kind of starvation of the cancer cell's energy source. This could then slow down the growth of tumors, allowing treatment to be more efficient.
What do you guys think? From what we learned about nutrition, could there be any side effects from this type of diet? Would anything about this diet be undesirable for some people? Do you think cancer patients would stick with previously conceived "cancer prevention diets", or try something new?