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January 1, 1937

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Eskimos suffer very little from maglignant disease despite a practically exclusive meat diet.





Cancer and Diet

Vilhjalmur Stefansson


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 Chronologically speaking, the next report on cancer for this region is credited to me, on page 171 of Dr. Frederick L. Hoffman's Cancer and Diet (Baltimore, 1937) :

“... food surveys of the Arctic region, particularly by Stefansson [in northern Alaska and the Canadian western Arctic] seem to show, regardless of a practically exclusive meat diet, that Eskimos suffer very little from malignant disease ...”

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Facultative Carnivore
Facultative Carnivore describes the concept of animals that are technically omnivores but who thrive off of all meat diets. Humans may just be facultative carnivores - who need no plant products for long-term nutrition.
Cancer is a metabolic disease where the mitochrondria are no longer able to burn fatty acids and instead rely on fermentation of glucose and glutamine. Ketogenic diets have been used to prevent and cure cancer, as they induce a metabolic stress on cancer cells who cannot use ketones as fuel.
Carnivore Diet
The carnivore diet involves eating only animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, marrow, meat broths, organs. There are little to no plants in the diet.
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