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Stay Healthy! Have you ever wondered if diet can play a role in disease progression? New emerging research on the ketogenic diet and cancer progression may sound promising, but are there any potential dangers and side effects to using the ketogenic diet as a form of therapy? Our video explores the benefits and drawbacks of using the keto diet to slow cancer progression.

This video was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine students Shreya Singh, Gurleen Bhogal, Abishna Jayasundararaja and Alexandra Lengyel.

Copyright McMaster University 2019.


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