IF & LCHF (low-carbs / high-fats ration) decrease cancer risk, and help to defeat cancer.
IF lowers blood glucose and IGF-1 levels, which reduces the risk of cancer (source). Studies have found that reducing energy intake and fasting for longer intervals can reduce the risk of breast cancer (source).
Fasting and very-low-carb diet not only treat, but also for prevent cancer. Here are two important facts:
- In the body of absolutely every healthy person there is some number of cancer cells that are constantly being suppressed by the immune system. If a person gets cancer, it means that the immune system failed to cope with its task.
- While healthy cells can use both glucose (sugar) and ketones as their food, cancer cells can utilize only glucose (sugar) as their energy source, but not ketones.
...fasting might force a person's body to run on something other than sugar for energy. Cancer cells, might not be able to run on that alternate fuel source, called ketones — potentially starving them out and making them more vulnerable to treatments (source)
Even more: ketone bodies cause death of cancer cells. The following illustration shows how this occurs even in the presence of glucose:
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