Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management and Prevention of Cancer

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management and Prevention of Cancer

Author(s): Thomas N. Seyfried

Published Online: 29 MAY 2012 11:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470584927

Online ISBN: 9781118310311

DOI: 10.1002/9781118310311

About this Book

The book addresses controversies related to the origins of cancer and provides solutions to cancer management and prevention. It expands upon Otto Warburg's well-known theory that all cancer is a disease of energy metabolism.  However, Warburg did not link his theory to the "hallmarks of cancer" and thus his theory was discredited.  This book aims to provide evidence, through case studies, that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease requring metabolic solutions for its management and prevention.  Support for this position is derived from critical assessment of current cancer theories.  Brain cancer case studies are presented as a proof of principle for metabolic solutions to disease management, but similarities are drawn to other types of cancer, including breast and colon, due to the same cellular mutations that they demonstrate.

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