Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TED Talk: Can we eat to starve cancer?

This TED talk was amazing. It is a view on cancer and obesity prevention that I had never heard of. It involves reducing the growth of new capillaries that feed the blood supply to cancer cells or fat cells so that they never grow in the first place. It turns out that certain foods are much better at inhibiting the growth of new capillaries than others.

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game. William Li heads the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit that is re-conceptualizing global disease fighting.

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