Can Ketones Feed Cancer?
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I had a question from someone that
wanted to know can a ketone feed cancer okay we know about glucose and glutamine
but what about ketones okay so I basically contacted professor Seyfried
Thomas Seyfried and I asked him this question and I’m going to be doing this
video based on what he told me which is some very interesting data if you if you
don’t know anything about professor Seyfried he is the top expert on cancer
and if you haven’t seen the video I put the link down below where I interviewed
him this guy is super super smart he does research on cancer and he knows
probably more about ketones than anyone that I’ve ever met especially in the
research department knows as much as he does about cancer and ketosis and
fasting and the research on a low-carb diet and what it can do for your immune
system and what it does for cancer so I’m gonna try to keep this very simple
but I want to explain what he said and I want to also give you a link to the
article that he posted about this topic so the first thing he said was ketones
and fatty acids might be used in some slow-growing tumor cells that have
retained some level of respiratory capacity now I have to explain what the
heck that means starting with this right here respiratory capacity when you look
at the difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell there’s one big
difference it’s how that cancer cell is using its fuel or metabolizing its fuel
and we’re talking about inside the mitochondria that’s the energy factory
in the cell so the difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell in a
normal cell you have this mechanism this machine called the respiratory chain
there’s other words for two and it’s a series of biochemical reactions that
basically take food or fuel with the help of oxygen and burn it
energy and turns into the body’s energy currency which is ATP okay
so we’re taking fuel and turning it into something the body can use to run all
the different metabolic processes so oxygen is the is the key thing right
here that’s why it’s called respiratory as in breathing right so there’s all
these different biochemical reactions that occur in this thing called the
Krebs cycle when this system is damaged okay then there’s no oxygen then how
would the cell is going to turn fuel into energy well they have a plan B they
can convert over into a different mechanism where they ferment glucose and
glutamine which is a specific type of an amino acid so cancer cells ferment
glucose and glutamine and normal cells go through the respiratory chain using
oxygen okay this system does not need oxygen all
right that would be the difference so ketones and fatty acids might be used
in some that’s the key word there slow-growing tumor cells that have
retained some level of respiratory capacity so in other words unless that
cancer cell has retained some of this function it potentially could use some
ketones and fatty acids okay so that’s what that means and he also mentioned
this from all of his research without exception all tumors show this pattern
right here damage respiratory chain so it goes on the safe fatty acids and
ketones can support this plan B okay hear me out because this is going to be
really important next point he talked about fatty acids cannot support in
vitro that means outside the body tumor or cell growth in the absence
of glucose and glutamine talk about fermentation so if you were to raise
your carbohydrate level and provide glucose or even this glutamine which is
an amino acid okay and you also were burning ketones or
taking ketones that cancer cell or some tumor cells could potentially use
ketones or fatty acids as part of the fuel but if you keep this very very low
okay the cancer cells cannot support the
tumor growth I hope I explained that pretty simply so it’s a bit of a complex
answer to a question I put a link to his paper down below for you to dissect if
you’re really interested it’s fascinating
he’ll explain this in much more detail there just make sure you have a medical
dictionary to look up the words because there’s quite a few thanks for watching
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Can ketones feed cancer? I asked an expert, and here’s what he told me.
Professor Thomas Seyfried’s Discussion on Cancer: (Layperson’s Version)
Professor Thomas Seyfried’s Discussion on Cancer:
0:12 Professor Thomas Seyfried
1:12 Can cancer cells use ketones?
3:47 Ketones and tumors
3:58 Can ketones feed cancer?
In this video, we’re going to talk about ketones and cancer. I want to answer the question, “can ketones feed cancer?”
I actually contacted professor Thomas Seyfried to help me with this question, and this video is based on what he told me. Professor Thomas Seyfried is an expert on cancer and ketones.
Ketones and fatty acids might be used in some slow-growing tumor cells that have retained some level of respiratory capacity.
What does that mean?
There is one big difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell. That difference is how that cell is using its fuel. In a normal cell, you have this machine called the respiratory chain that basically takes fuel and turns it into something the body can use to run all of the different metabolic processes. Oxygen is the key thing in this process.
When this system is damaged, there is no oxygen. So, how do the cells turn oxygen into energy? They have a plan B. They convert over to a different mechanism where they ferment glucose and glutamine, which is a specific type of amino acid. So, cancer cells ferment glucose and glutamine. This alternative mechanism doesn’t need oxygen.
In other words, unless the cancer cell has retained some of the respiratory chain function, it could potentially use some ketones and fatty acids.
From all of his research, Professor Thomas Seyfried has found that all tumors show this pattern of the damaged respiratory chain.
Professor Thomas Seyfried also said that ketones and fatty acids could support the cell’s plan B. But, fatty acids can not support in vitro (outside of the body) tumor cell growth in the absence of glucose-glutamine.
So, if you were to raise your carbohydrate level and provide glucose or glutamine, and you were also burning ketones, or taking ketones, some tumor cells could potentially use ketones as part of the fuel. But, if you keep the glucose and glutamine very low, the cancer cells can’t support tumor growth.
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