Can a Ketogenic Diet Help Fight Cancer?

Take Home Message

A ketogenic diet provides many benefits for health.

According to animal studies and some early research in humans, it may also help treat or prevent cancer.

However, it is important to keep in mind that the current research is still weak.

You should never, ever avoid conventional cancer treatment in favor of an alternative treatment like the ketogenic diet.

Your best bet is still to follow the advice of your doctor and oncologist. Mainstream medical treatments are very effective at treating many common types of cancer.

That being said, perhaps a ketogenic diet could be a good choice as an “adjuvant therapy” – meaning that it is used in addition to the conventional treatments.

Most importantly, the ketogenic diet seems to produce no significant side effects when combined with conventional cancer treatments.

Therefore, there is probably nothing to lose by trying it if you are interested. Just make sure to consult with your doctor first.