Researchers of The University of Texas at Dallas found out that reducing blood glucose could stop further tumor growth in mice with lung cancer.
A ketogenic diet, together with an anti-diabetic drug was sufficient enough to reduce the glucose levels in the blood.
The scientists confessed that their intervention did not shrink the tumors, but they did keep them from progressing. The effects were specific to squamous cell carcinoma.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, also called squamous cell lung cancer, accounts for about 30% of all lung cancers.
Source: University of Texas at Dallas