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Pilot Study of a Metabolic Nutritional Therapy for the Management of Primary Brain Tumors (2014)

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Pilot Study of a Metabolic Nutritional Therapy for the Management of Primary Brain Tumors

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Research Institution:

Michigan State University

Location:

Michigan

Researcher:

Kenneth Schwartz

Project Description:

Patients who are diagnosed with a certain kind of brain cancer (glioblastoma) have an average life expectancy of only 12 to 15 months. This project is a 12-week pilot study to test the use of nutritional therapy in brain cancer patients. The therapy will use an energy restricted ketogenic diet, which has been shown to decrease tumor growth in mice.

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