Dr. Stephen Phinney: Ketogenic diets as part of a cancer treatment

Dr. Stephen Phinney: Ketogenic diets as part of a cancer treatment

July 22, 2019 2 By William Morgan


– Alright, now our next question,
“Is there a protocol for
using the ketogenic diet
“as an adjunctive therapy
in the treatment of cancer?’
Working on this.
– Again a hot topic.
– There’s a lot of
animal research going on.
There have been a fair
number of human case reports,
and small uncontrolled
studies have been done.
There is now a lot of interest in doing
controlled, larger cohort studies.
And again not stealing
Dr. Volek’s thunder,
but he has one underway
at Ohio State University.
But to my knowledge there are no published
protocols at this point for treating
specific forms of human malignancies
or cancer with a ketogenic diet.
And that you know,
hopefully that will be forthcoming,
and with high quality research
within the next few years.
– Yeah I think when we were
at the Global Symposium
for Ketogenic Therapies
they were discussing this,
and talking about using
ketogenic diets in treatment,
as an adjunctive therapy for glioblastoma.
But it was a few case
studies, or a case series.
But yeah.
– Again, it takes, as we’ve discovered,
and at Virta, it takes a lot of education
and support for people to know what to eat
and how to sustain a well
formulated ketogenic diet.
And there’s a potential
application for vertigo
going forwards in providing
our continuous remote care
to support these kinds of studies.
– Sure.
– But, again that’s something we look
forward to in the future.