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Low-protein diet in cancer: ready for prime time?

Nature Reviews Endocrinologyvolume 14pages384386 (2018) | Download Citation

Diet has a recognized influence on cancer development and progression. However, the effect of diet modifications on the immune system remains elusive. Rubio-Patiño and colleagues provide evidence that a low-protein diet enhances the anticancer immune response in tumour-bearing mice, and highlight the potential of this diet intervention in patients with cancer.

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  1. Genitourinary Cancers Program, Indiana University-Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA

    • Roberto Pili
  2. Department of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA

    • Luigi Fontana
  3. Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

    • Luigi Fontana


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