alexa The complete control of glucose level utilizing the composition of ketogenic diet with the gluconeogenesis inhibitor, the anti-diabetic drug metformin, as a potential anti-cancer therapy.


Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Author(s): Oleksyszyn J

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Abstract In the animal models of glucose dependent cancer growth, the growth is decreased 15-30\% through the use of low-carbohydrate, calorically restricted and/or ketogenic diet. The remaining growth depends on glucose formed by the liver-kidney gluconeogenesis as is the case in the cancer cachexia. It is hypothesized that a new treatment for cancer diseases should be explored which includes the ketogenic diet combined with the inhibition of gluconeogenesis by the anti-diabetic drug metformin. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Med Hypotheses and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

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