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The position of low carb diet in the cancer adjuvant therapy: Clinical nutrition with low carb diet in cancer patients | Abstract

➣ Special Issue: Mini Review

➣ Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep, vol.2, no.s1: 28-33, 2019

Telessy IG1*

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary and MedBioFit Lpc. Fácán sor 25. Gödöllö, Hungary

Corresponding Author: Istvan G. Telessy

Address: Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary and MedBioFit Lpc. Fácán sor 25. Gödöllö, Hungary.

Received date: 15 February 2019; Accepted date: 11 March 2019; Published date: 18 March 2019

Introduction

Low carbohydrate diet (Low Carb Diet; LCD) is known for ages and exert a positive effect on the health-related quality of life in plenty of people [1]. It is also used over 100 years as a therapeutic tool in various illnesses. In epilepsy this – and the more aggressive version, the ketogenic diet (KD) – is a well-accepted evidence-based treatment modality for patients suffering from pharmacotherapy resistant type of the illness [2]. LCD is also used as a slimming diet among others under the name “Atkins diet”, that has been introduced for public ca. 50 years ago (Atkins Nutritional Approach). However, originally it was developed by cardiologist Robert C. Atkins to publish his concept of healthy eating to help patients with obesity and related health problems (mainly cardiovascular disease, today, in a broader sense, the cardiometabolic syndrome). Public advantages of its moderate version has also been recently demonstrated by NIPPON DATA [3]. Oncological use of carbohydrate-restricted diet started earlier but research activity of Nobel laureate (1924) Otto Warburg supplied the real scientific background to continue this type of therapy in cancer patients. According to his hypothesis tumor cells mainly get energy from anaerobic glycolysis that is not normal in healthy human cells [4]. Of course, we know already that tumor cell metabolism is much more complex.

Citation: Telessy IG, “The position of low carb diet in the cancer adjuvant therapy: Clinical nutrition with low carb diet in cancer patients”. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep, vol.2, no.s1: 28-33, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 Telessy IG, This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Key Words: Low Carbohydrate Diet (LCD); Ketogenic Diet (KD); Glucose Metabolism; Tumor Therapy; Cancer Patient; Clinical Nutrition

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