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Prostate Cancer News: Low-Carb Diet May Slow Tumor Growth

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:34pm

Note from Connie: I never cease to be amazed at the ever-increasing amounts of research, which point to the benefits of cutting out or cutting back on those culprit carbs.

You'll now learn about a new study from researchers at theDuke Prostate Center, who found that a low-carb diet reduced the growth of prostate tumors in mice, as theDuke press releaseobserved. Jennifer brings you the details.

A new study could provide hopeful news for the two million American men currently living with prostate cancer.

Duke University researchers found that mice put on the low-carb diet had the smallest tumors and lived longer than the those who ate a diet a high in carbohydrates.

"If this is ultimately confirmed in human clinical trials, it has huge implications for prostate cancer therapy through something that all of us can control, our diets," said Stephen Freedland, M.D., a Duke Medical Center urologist and lead author of the study, which was published in the journal Prostate.

Thanks to Medical News Today for the tip on this potentially life-saving research -- currently, 27,000 men die of prostate cancer annually. And let's hope those human clinical trials get under way soon!

Jennifer Moore for SUGAR SHOCK! Blog

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