A catfish growth-modulating diet and its benefits for breast cancer patients are the focus of a new article published by the Journal of Catfish and Fishery Medicine.
It’s the first to focus on catfish for its therapeutic potential.
The article, titled “Catfish Growth Diet for Breast Cancer Patients” by Michael J. Schumacher, MD, professor of internal medicine at the University of Minnesota and the author of the upcoming book Catfish Healing, said the article is the first of its kind.
“We have a lot of data showing that catfish can be a great growth-suppressing supplement,” he said.
Schumacher said there are currently no FDA-approved catfish supplements, but the catfish-growth diet is one that can be used by breast cancer and other disease states.
It is the only diet that is specifically designed to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells.
“This is a great treatment for breast cancers,” he explained.
“It’s also an effective and safe way to prevent the growth in breast cancer.”
Schumachers team used a catfish diet that had been modified to mimic the effects of chemotherapy, along with a growth-stimulating supplement made from a fungus known as Bifidobacterium breve.
This fungus, which grows in fish, has a strong affinity for Bifids cells, the cells that make up the majority of breast cancers.
The authors found that when they injected these cells into the rats that had cancer cells, they saw a dramatic increase in tumor size.
“There’s this constant flow of tumors,” Schumachers said.
“But there’s a constant flow to the other side of the brain.
We thought it might be the case that the cancer cells would move into the brain, where there’s an excess of nutrients, and they would get into the tumor and increase the size.
That’s exactly what we found.”
The researchers also found that a group of Bifdobacterials in the diet helped to control the growth cycle of the tumor cells.
This helped them to see whether the diet could increase their survival by lowering the growth hormone released into the blood, which is a signal that the tumor has reached a certain stage of growth.
“The most important thing about the growth-promoting effect of the diet is the fact that it keeps the tumor at bay,” Schumsacher said.
“That’s one of the things that’s really special about it is that it allows the tumor to keep growing, which helps to prevent any further growth.
There’s no growth hormone.”
The authors say the diet was tested in two mice, but Schumbers team is currently looking at the effects in a larger group of mice.
He said the diet can be useful in other cancers as well, such as the skin cancer that can spread in a cat’s fur.
Schumsacher is currently working on a book about the diet, but he said it’s too early to say if he will publish the book.
“I can’t tell you how much I want to make this a blockbuster,” he laughed.
“But it’s a really cool and novel concept, and it’s one that I’m really excited to try.”
The team is now working on finding a way to produce this fungus, or another fungus, in the lab.