“Cancer cells are normal cells that grow too fast and the cells need both energy and growth factors to grow at an increased pace. A logical theory of treatment would be to take away the energy and growth factors and starve the cancer cells.”It certainly isn’t the first time I’ve heard that cancer cells feed on sugar (and therefore carbs as well), but I’ve never heard an oncologist suggest that a patient reduce sugar/carb intake.
Rambing of a Carnivore's post provides reports on interesting research, such as a study done by Nakamura et al.
The Japanese researchers hypothesized that increased fat intake drove up colorectal cancer rates. In other words, they though fat was to blame. To test this, 373 former cancer patients were advised to restrict fat. After four years, they found that fat restriction increased the risk of the cancer coming back. Oops.
For more details and references, check the original post.
For more info on the wonder that is sugar and sweeteners, see
Sweets and Sweeteners: White Sugar
Artificial Sweeteners: Something for Nothing
High Fructose Corn Syrup
All About Honey