Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fasting and cancer treatment

I haven't had anything on fasting for a while, but just spotted this:

Fasting and cancer treatment in humans: A case series report

Fasting while having chemotherapy seems to lessen some of the side effects.

1 comment:

PeterVermont said...

Since tumor cells rely on glycolysis primarily (see Warburg effect) and fasting reduces the available glucose then I would hypothesize that the chemotherapy will be more effective since the tumor cells may be in a weakened condition during the fast.