It is common knowledge eating a ketogenic diet has health benefits and can help a person achieve their weight loss goals but what about the other benefits of reducing glucose for ketones? Drew welcomes Dr. Adrienne Scheck to the podcast to talk about her research studies which are linking a strict ketonic diet to starving cancer cells in the brain. Dr. Scheck is the Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Neuro-Oncology research at Barrow Neurological Institute. She shares her passion to increase cancer survival rates and to enlist more doctors in adopting a keto diet for their patients.
[06:13] Uncovering the connection between the Ketogenic diet, chemotherapy and cancer cells.
[11:52] Mice who were fed a ketogenic diet in addition to chemo showed promise.
[18:17] A human brain cancer patient documented her results after consuming a strict keto diet.
[26:41] Dr. Scheck's team found the keto diet had multiple alternative benefits and applications.
[32:45] Getting more doctors and patients to adopt the keto diet is a struggle.
[39:34] Dr. Scheck’s personal and professional goal is to see cancer survival rates increase.
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