During the study, scientists observed mice that suffered from lung cancer. Rodents were transferred to a ketogenic diet, which is characterized by a low sugar content. In addition, they were also given drugs that prevented the reabsorption of glucose in the blood by the kidneys.
At the same time, scientists note that experiments on mice show the effectiveness of limiting blood glucose levels only for combating squamous cell carcinoma. The method also shows great effectiveness in combination with diabetes medications and chemotherapy.
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Scientists also studied glucose levels in 192 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung or esophagus, as well as 120 patients with lung adenocarcinoma. In the first case, a correlation was found between high blood sugar and poor patient survival.