Many individuals diagnosed with cancer seek to modify their diet as an adjunct to their treatment. One new diet that has gained popularity in some oncology patient populations is the ketogenic diet. This program will provide a thorough review of the literature and evidence on the beneficial effects of ketogenic diet in oncology. Information will be provided on the nutritional goals of the various therapeutic ketogenic diets for oncology patients as well as the implementation and management of the ketogenic diet.
Summarize the present literature supporting the ketogenic diet in different cancer types
Outline the benefits and risks involved with ketogenic diet in different cancer types
Initiate and manage a therapeutic ketogenic diet for oncology patients
MD, FASPEN, AGAF,
Chief, Department of Medicine; Department Head,
Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Chicago, Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL
Dignity Health, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler AZ