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The Low-Carb Diet is Back

Today we are seeing a resurgence of interest in low-carbohydrate diets.   It was at the end of the 20th century that Robert C Atkins promoted the first low-carb revolution.

Not only is this type of diet beneficial for weight loss but also shows promise for cancer.  Eight mice studies have shown that low-carb diets, ones which induce ketosis, was protective in cancer.  Those cancers studied were prostate, brain, colon and stomach, as well as metastatic cancers.

The amount of carbohydrates in these experiments ranged from 0% to 20%.  In humans a diet of approximately 25 to 30 grams of carbohydrate per day will put one into ketosis.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD


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