Cancer vitamins treatment study

New study finds fasting plus Vitamin C is effective for treating some cancers.
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A new study reports positive results when a fasting diet is combined with taking Vitamin C.*

“a fasting diet plus vitamin C has the potential to replace more toxic treatments,”

Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance

A cancer vitamins study of mice reports positive outcomes

Scientists have found that a diet that mimics fasting could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C.

The researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer.  In some mice, the combination actually caused disease regression according to the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance (AACII).

The scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) and the IFOM Cancer Institute noted that fasting remains a challenging option for cancer patients.  They report that a safer, more feasible option is a low-calorie, plant-based diet.  They point out that this can cause cells to respond as if the body were fasting.

“The findings of their research suggest that a fasting diet plus vitamin C has the potential to replace more toxic treatments,” states Jesse Slome, director of the critical illness insurance association.

Prior research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C have been mixed.  “Recent studies, though, are beginning to show some efficacy, especially in combination with chemotherapy, the report explains.  “In this new study, the research team wanted to find out whether a fasting-mimicking diet could enhance the high-dose vitamin C tumor-fighting action by creating an environment that would be unsustainable for cancer cells but still safe for normal cells.”

Cancer vitamins study forecasts future cancer treatments

Low toxicity drugs will eventually be used to treat cancers. That’s what the researchers foretasted.  Treatment will be similar to how antibiotics are used to treat infections that kill particular bacteria.

“While 5,000 Americans are diagnosed with cancer every day, most will survive thanks to continually improved treatments,” Slome notes.  “Surviving a cancer diagnosis is likely for most but comes with a financial toll many are unprepared for,” Slome says.  “Health insurance plans come with deductibles, co-insurance costs and not all cancer treatments and medications may be covered.”

Cost of cancer care, $150 billion spent annually by Americans

Cost of cancer care data can be found on the Association’s website.  AACII advocates for the importance of planning and supports insurance professionals who market critical illness insurance products. 

If you are considering employer critical illness insurance read our checklist of questions. For additional information consult the Association’s website or call 818-597-3205 to learn more.

Critical illness insurance association best source for statistics

Source. Science Daily

Links to additional resources recommended by AACII

Firstly for those turning 65 within the next year, find Local Medicare insurance agents. Utilize the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance’s free find a local agent directory. Secondly, for all men and women 50 and 65, visit the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance website.

Do you have questions about cancer insurance or critical illness insurance? Call the Association at 818-597-3205.

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