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Dietary Methionine restriction and cancer.

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"Numerous in vitro and animal studies demonstrate the effectiveness of dietary methionine restriction in inhibiting growth and eventually causing death of cancer cells." 

"Another potential strategy for optimizing the clinical effectiveness of methionine restriction will be to combine it with chemotherapy. Several preclinical studies have demonstrated synergy between methionine restriction and various cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs, such as 5-fluorouracil [30,65,66].

Methionine restriction is thought to enhance the antitumor activity of 5-fluorouracil by raising levels of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate, which is the same mechanism by which leucovorin modulates 5-FU action"


Basically eat vegan during chemo...

"A recent study by Ornish et al. utilized a vegan diet as part of

an intensive lifestyle program for prostate cancer patients who had

not elected any conventional cancer treatment.


The lifestyle program included activities such as meditation, yoga and moderate

aerobic exercise. Serum from the patients, collected at baseline

and following 1 year of the lifestyle program was used in vitro to

investigate growth inhibition of LNCaP prostate cancer cells.


The serum from patients on the vegan diet and undergoing lifestyle

changes inhibited growth of LNCaP cells by up to 70% compared

to serum from patients not on a vegan diet and not undergoing

an intensive lifestyle program.|



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