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Slow Prostate Growth with a Low Carb Diet

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Concerned about prostate health? According to recent research at the Duke Prostate Center, you may want to consider adopting a low carb diet.

In the study, researchers compared prostate tumor growth in 75 mice that were eating either a low-carbohydrate diet, a low-fat but high-carbohydrate diet, or a Western diet that was both high in fat and carbohydrates.

At the end of the study, the scientists found the mice eating the low carb diet had the longest survival and smallest tumor size.  While both the low-carb and the low-fat mice had lower levels of insulin, only the low-carb mice had reduced levels of a type of hormone factor that is capable of stimulating tumor growth.

Put the processed, high-carb foods aside. Instead fill your plate with a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables, complimented by wild seafood (NOT farm raised fish!) and grass fed meats which are naturally low in insulin-elevating fast-carbs and packed with nutrients.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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Duke University Medical Center (2007, November 14). A Low-carb Diet May Stunt Prostate Tumor Growth

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