Consuming Low Fat Diet Increased The Rate Of Survival Up To 92 Percent

Publish Date : 2018-11-02

A research held in Los Angeles, University OF California by testing vincristine a chemotherapy drug on obese and non-obese mice suffering from leukemia proved that consuming a low- fat diet can result in decreasing cancer risk and increase chances of survival for obese children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia which is the most common cancer among children.  The researchers came across that if they changed the diet of the mice from high- fat to low fat before carrying out the process of chemotherapy the results were significantly better. The mice that consumed low fat diet had five times more survival rates as compared to the group of mice that consumed high fat diet. The research was issued in the journal Cancer & Metabolism found. Steven Mittelman, a senior doctor at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital stated that he is very glad that only by making some diet changes the children suffering from leukemia can be saved as a low fat diet can help in killing cancer cells within the child. He also mentioned that the treatment used currently for treating children is very toxic and therefore finding a healthy alternative can be an incredible finding. In the previous researches doctors realized that obesity among children lessened the effects of chemotherapy drugs during the treatment but the major drawback was the fact that almost one among three children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia were obese and overweight. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a kind of cancer that occurs within the lymphoid line of blood cells and causes increases in immature lymphocytes, while in the previous researches the doctors have proved that the cancer can be reversed but on the basis of the present research making diet changes is the most effective treatment. The mice consuming low fat diet increased the rate of survival up to 92 percent while the mice still consuming a lot of fat had only 17 percent. Jonathan Tucci from the University of Southern California exclaimed that this is a very small change parents can bring in for their children and increase their survival rates.  The research has now started working during the trials on humans at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.