Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers estimate that 595,690 Americans will die from cancer in 2017. That means approximately 1,600 deaths per day on average.39 Cancer is most commonly treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Many different diet strategies have been studied, but none have been particularly effective. Interestingly, there is some applied research suggesting that a very low-carb ketogenic diet may help.40, 41, 42 According to Otto Warburg hypothesis, the cause of cancer is the change in the metabolism of mitochondrion in human cells. Low oxygen in tissues in combination with high blood glucose will change the cell respiration from aerobic to anaerobic which leads to fermentation type of respiration. In this perspective and prospective research, I have shown the very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet and mostly ketosis, may benefit cancer patients in reducing and weakening cancer cells. Although further researches are needed, this perspective article could be beneficial in future perspective of alternative treatments of cancer.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN