January 2, 1849
John Hughes Bennett predicts that weight loss will help with cancer, and also advises that starch and sugar should be avoided.
On Cancerous and Cancroid Growths
John Hughes Bennett
"The circumstances which diminish obesity, and a tendency to the formation of fat , would seem a priori to be opposed to the cancerous tendency."
“… [I]t seems to me a prudent step to diminish all those dietetic substances easily converted into fat , including not only oily matters themselves, but starch and sugar.” --John Hughes Bennett, On Cancerous and Cancroid Growths, 1849