Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel

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Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel
Cancer cells love glucose, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? Not cancers driven by a notorious melanoma mutation. Research in mice suggests that cancers with BRAF V600E will grow faster in response to a high-fat ‘ketogenic’ diet. In addition, lipid-lowering agents such as statins curb these cancers’ growth, even in the context of a more normal diet.

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