A 28-year-old male asked about a 28-year-old female:
Cancer cell loves sugar.r fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.is tat correc?
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Dr. Ed Friedlanderanswered
Pathology 46 years experience
Disinformation: Cancer cells do more glycolysis and less aerobic metabolism probably because they're not in the business of providing rapid bursts of energy like muscle or nerve. The "warburg hypothesis" is of historical interest only. The claim that "cancer cells love sugar" is intended to mislead, but fruits and vegetables are very helpful for maintaining general health as part of a well-balanced diet.
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Dr. Richard Bensingeranswered
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Not effective: Cancer cells survive by outcompeting your normal cells. They certainly thrive on sugar, but all cells do. If you were to limit sugar, to starve out cancer, you would starve out every other cell as well. Veggie and fruit diets have health benefits but no proven anti-cancer benefits.
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Last updated Oct 25, 2019
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