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Low-carb Diet Increases Cancer Risk

Friday, 29 June 2007 12:00 AM

Low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins Diet, may increase the risk of developing colon cancer. Researchers have discovered a link between low-carbohydrate diets and the production of a fatty acid called butyrate.

In healthy guts, butyrate is produced by bacteria and helps kill cancerous cells. But according to British Channel 4 News , scientists at Aberdeen's Rowett Research Institute in Scotland found that low-carb diets reduced by four-fold the amounts of the bacteria that produce butyrate.

"In the long run, it is possible that such diets could contribute to colorectal cancer," said research leader Professor Harry Flint. "It's a preventable disease, and there is evidence that poor diet can increase your risk."

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Low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins Diet, may increase the risk of developing colon cancer. Researchers have discovered a link between low-carbohydrate diets and the production of a fatty acid called butyrate. In healthy guts, butyrate is produced by bacteria and...
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