USC News

Menu Friday, May 14, 2021 57° Partly Cloudy


vitamin C fasting cancer
Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan studied whether a fasting-mimicking diet could complement high-dose vitamin C tumor-fighting action by creating an environment that would be unsustainable for cancer cells but safe for normal cells. (Photo/iStock)

Fasting plus vitamin C proves effective for hard-to-treat cancers

A USC study found that a combination of a fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C delayed tumor progression and even caused disease regression in mice.

food as medicine nutrigenomics
Your unique genetic makeup could affect how certain foods nourish or damage your body, but researchers are still looking into the efficacy of following individualized diets. (Photo/Alia Ong, Stocksy United)

Food as medicine? Scientists are getting closer through nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics — the nexus of nutrition, genetics and genomics — is still in its infancy, but USC researcher Cary Kreutzer sees vast potential in its ability to help people take control of their health.