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JASON FUNG 5 | SHERLOCK FUNG…high insulin drives cancer tumors, tumorigenesis & malignancy
presents episode 397 | Dr Jason Fung
Crossfit (c) podcast with Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes: British Medical Journal conference, Switzerland…
-Low carb session:
-Question: How many are doing both keto eating & intermittent fasting?
-45 of the 50
Jason Fung: If eating lots of animal protein & animal fat:
-satiety hormones are activated:
~peptide YY & cholecystokinin
~tell you to stop eating
-if eating breakfast of bagel with jam…
-at 10:30 looking for a snack

Insulin plays a major role in cancer (second leading cause of mortality)…
2003 Journal of the American Mecical Association:
-obesity is a huge risk factor for cancer
-number 2 risk factor right after smoking!
-obesity dwarfed every thing that was thought to be risky
~more than carcinogens & chemicals…
-WHO classifies 13 cancers as obesity
related, including:
~breast & colorectal (2 of top 3)

“Obesity is the state of hyperinsulinemia.
Insulin is a massive growth factor!”

Gary Taubes (author: Good Calories, Bad Calories):
-insulin & insulin-like growth factor drive cancer:
-1967, NIH, Derek Leroy
-realized insulin was a cancer promoter
-cancer upregulates insulin receptors
-took 15 years before put in cancer journal
-they did not care about insulin!

Lewis Cantley, Cornell, publishes…
-PI3K is the link…between insulin and cancer cell growth!
-so the insulin growth factor makes things grow…
-it will make cancer grow even faster!
-it is becoming more obvious as we get into high insulin diseases
-therefore, the treatment is:
Lower That Insulin!


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