Experts from the University of San Diego in California proved that a sharp limitation of cholesterol in the diet allows you to deal more effectively with brain tumors. The details of the study and its results, writes the edition of Cancer Cell.
Experimentally scientists have established that the right diet can slow the growth of glioblastomas. This tumor is one of the most aggressive. At the moment there is no really effective method of treatment of glioblastoma. Only a small percentage of patients even after combined treatment live several years after diagnosis.
The researchers suggest that their discovery will help in developing new treatments for brain cancer. Apparently, for the formation of new malignant cells requires cholesterol. If the flow of this substance to limit, slow down the tumor growth.