Log In
Monday 24th October 2016

Low-carb diet cancer warning

19th June 2007

Scientists have claimed that low-carbohydrate diets may increase the risk of people suffering bowel cancer.

Researchers from Aberdeen’s Rowett Research Institute have highlighted a link between eating less carbohydrate and reducing cancer-fighting bacteria. For the study, 19 overweight men were given three diets which each contained varying levels of carbohydrate.

The researchers said they had discovered a link between the amount of carbohydrate consumed and the production of a fatty acid in the gut – called butyrate - that protects against colorectal cancer.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2016