A High-Fat Diet Starves Immune Cells, Tumor Growth Goes Unchecked

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
3 min readDec 25, 2020

Sitting down to enjoy an indulgent Christmas feast? A recent study in mice by Harvard Medicine scientists found that a diet high in saturated fat can stunt immune cells, allowing cancer cells to run rampant. The fatty diet also triggers tumor cells to tweak their metabolisms, allowing them to be fueled by fat instead of sugar. This further supports their uncontrolled growth in…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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