Lower-carb diet slows growth of aggressive brain tumor in mouse models

Published: April 28th, 2016

Category: In the News

April 14, 2016 By Doug Bennett – University of Florida Health researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet.

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that included a coconut oil derivative helped reduce the growth of glioblastoma tumor cells and extended lifespan in mouse models by 50 percent, researchers found. The results were published recently in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

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