Posted on Apr 19, 2022
If you are getting treated for brain tumor and are in the stage of post-surgery rehabilitation, it is best advised that you opt for a low carbohydrate diet. Most aggressive tumors (brain tumor cells) rely on glucose for growth & survival. According to a 2007 study Ketocal (high fat/low carb diet supplement) was used on mice to see the effect on brain tumors. Post the use of Ketocal there was reduction in the growth of intra-cerebral tumors observed by 65 & 35% in the ketocal groups. In fact, enhanced health & survival of the mice was observed in comparison to the controls.
Ketones are produced from fatty acid breakdown and are used for energy by the brain & heart in absence of carbohydrate. In such a situation through a low card diet, you can reduce brain damage and seizures.
Managing side effects of brain tumor with nutrition therapy
Throughout your brain cancer treatment, your care team will work with you to combat various side effects such as: