Can we eat to starve cancer? William Li on treating cancer early with diet
Posted May 24 2010 5:44pm
Great TED Talk on staving cancer early with an antiangiogenesis diet. The video is 20 minutes, but very well worth watching.
From Wikipedia, "angiogenesis is a physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels." Basically, this is what cancer tumors do to try to grow. Since cancer tumors don't have their own blood vessels, the try and steal blood vessels to help them grow.
"William Li presents a new way to think about cancer treatment: angiogenesis, targeting the blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that beat cancer at its own game.'
Big thanks to my friend Shayna for sending this TED Talk over.