Cancer is something that has been studied for years now and the information gathered from research is quite interesting. Cancer cells can invade other tissues and grow exponentially. There have been many theories about cancer accepted and eventually discredited. For example, the Warburg effect. This was the idea that cancer cells used glycolysis to produce energy; also that it went through both an anaerobic and aerobic process to produce energy.
Although this was discredited scientist are going back to this idea by Dr. Warburg. In order for cancer cells to proliferate they need a large some of energy. These cells do not need any signal permission to take up nutrients they are just auto sufficient. With the cause of these cancer cells proliferating being glycolysis energy blockers can be formed. One way to is to stop the process from beginning and another way is to let citrate build up which in turn blocks the begining stages of glycolysis; both causing apoptosis. They have used an experimental drug on a mouse that had a tumor on its back and after drug administration it disappearing.
This is interesting in two ways; if this proves to be more successful there will be no more need for Chemotherapy. Another reason why it is interesting is because this is more of a nutrition approach. What i mean is that scientist most definitely worked with nutritionist on how glucose and glycolysis are used for cellular energy. That being said in turn a cancer patients diet would problem have less glucose intake. It seems as if the battle between nutrition (natural foods) and modern medicine will always have their bouts; but for this current news in seems like a draw. Imagine the possibilities.
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