Exploring the link between diet and cancer

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Exploring the link between diet and cancer

  1. 1. Exploring the links:<br />diet, <br />exercise<br />and<br />cancer<br />Brian Sekula<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />Intro<br />Warburg effect<br />Diet<br />Exercise<br />Conclusions and Recommendations<br />
  3. 3. What we know…<br />Target for<br />healthy weight<br />right foods<br />exercise<br />
  4. 4. You may not know…<br />Hyperinsulinemia<br />metabolic derangement<br />weight (fat) gain<br />cancer, too<br />
  5. 5. Warburg effect…<br />Otto Warburg, 1930<br />Nobel prize, 1931<br />metabolic derangement<br />cancer tumors<br />Otto Warburg<br />
  6. 6. Warburg effect…<br />????????<br />to better understand<br />quick lesson in energy<br />
  7. 7. Warburg effect…<br />ATP<br />3 sources<br />glycolysis<br />
  8. 8. Warburg effect…<br />Pretty amazing<br />no glucose<br />stop or regress<br />die of starvation<br />“warburg effect” cancer<br />Google this!<br />
  9. 9. Warburg effect…<br />Lots of stuff…<br />glycolysis: inefficient<br />dysfunctional mitochondria<br />no glucose = no energy<br />
  10. 10. Warburg effect…<br />You may have heard…<br />“sugar feeds cancer”<br />it’s from Warburg effect<br />
  11. 11. Diet<br />
  12. 12. Nutrition…<br />Simple<br />glucose<br />
  13. 13. How do you do this?<br />Simple<br />Avoid / eliminate:<br />sugar<br />grains<br />starches<br />most fruit<br />
  14. 14. How do you do this?<br />Eat all you want<br />healthy fats<br />protein<br />vegetables<br />
  15. 15. License to go crazy?<br />No!<br />difficult to overeat<br />these foods<br />
  16. 16. Exercise<br />
  17. 17. Easy, too!<br />Perfect world???<br />2-3 d.wk-1<br />hard<br />the rest?<br />nice walk<br />
  18. 18. Want more?<br />Hard workouts<br />Full-body<br />high intensity<br />
  19. 19. Conclusions<br />
  20. 20. Why it’s important<br />More than making body<br />Fit<br />Strong<br />reduce glucose<br />
  21. 21. What we know now<br />Healthy body<br />not about weight<br />fitness<br />body composition<br />metabolism<br />
  22. 22. What we know now<br />Warburg effect<br />tumors have metabolic<br />derangement<br />
  23. 23. What we know now<br />Warburg effect<br />promising research<br />starve tumors<br />
  24. 24. What we know now<br />Warburg effect<br />promising research<br />starve tumors<br />
  25. 25. Recommendations<br />Don’t know<br />if I were in your shoes, <br />I’d try it<br />
  26. 26. Recommendations<br />Diet<br />Eliminate:<br />sugars<br />grains<br />starches<br />most fruit<br />
  27. 27. Recommendations<br />Diet<br />Eliminate:<br />sugars<br />grains<br />starches<br />most fruit<br />
  28. 28. Recommendations<br />Exercise<br />4-5 d.wk-1<br />2-3 hard<br />the rest<br />walk <br />~ 30-45 min.<br />
  29. 29. Recommendations<br />Others?<br />Stress<br />Sleep<br />
  30. 30. Questions?<br />
  31. 31. Contact<br />

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