Low Cancer Risk & Decreased Tumor Growth Is Possible With A High-Protein & Low-Carbohydrate Diet!
Yes, you got it right! A recent study conducted on different mice strains revealed this. Let’s look into the details of the study and its results.
Lead author Gerald Krystal along with his team members at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, proved that a diet high in proteins and low in carbohydrates can not only slow down the growth of existing tumors in the body but also reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Different mice strains were implanted with mice tumor cells and human tumor cells and were divided into 2 groups. The first group was fed with a diet containing 58% protein, 15% carbohydrates and 26% fat. The second group was fed with a high-carbohydrate diet consisting of 55% carbohydrates, 23% proteins and 22% fat.
The growth of the tumor cells was consistently slow in the first group.
Apart from these 2 groups, mice that were genetically prone to breast cancer were fed these diets. Nearly half of the mice on high-carbohydrate diet developed breast cancer within the first year but none of the mice on high-protein diet developed cancer.