Some cancers lack the ability to metabolize ketone bodies due to mitochondrial dysfunction and down-regulation of enzymes necessary for ketone utilization. Cancer cells predominantly utilize glycolysis instead of oxidative phosphorylation to produce ATP.
Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, adequate-protein diet. It reduces circulating glucose levels and induces ketosis so that cancer cells are starved of energy.
Our dietitian composes a dedicated diet for a Patient.