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    Glucose/Carbohydrate link to cancer growth

    Does anyone here have links to actual studies showing the effect of glucose and/or glucose-starvation on cancer cells? I know I've read in more than one place that cancer cells are extremely glucose-sensitive and require it in large amounts to survive, and in fact are unable to survive on any other source of energy (eg ketones)

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    look up the warburg effect. that's the only reasonable bit of info, beyond the hyperbole. cancer cells can only metabolize glucose; has nothing to do with sensitivity.

    to be clear, i think that avoiding glucose in some misguided attempt to avoid cancer is absolute stupidity. a ketogenic diet used as part of a cancer treatment may be effective, but has not been studied enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llewin View Post
    Does anyone here have links to actual studies showing the effect of glucose and/or glucose-starvation on cancer cells? I know I've read in more than one place that cancer cells are extremely glucose-sensitive and require it in large amounts to survive, and in fact are unable to survive on any other source of energy (eg ketones)

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    Good stuff

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