The obvious thing is to think about what we could remove from our diet. But I took a completely opposite approach and began asking: What could we be adding to our diet that could boost the body’s defense system? In other words, can we eat to starve cancer?

William Li

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“Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?" TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by cancer researcher William Li means that in his research, he aimed to answer the question of whether there is something people can eat in order to prevent and/or treat cancer. The quote is from Li's 2010 TED Talk on this subject. In this Talk, Li presents a new way of thinking about cancer -- anti-angiogenesis, or the treatment of cancer by cutting off the blood vessels that feed cancer cells. According to Li's research, we can eat certain foods to cut off blood supply to tumors. Watch the full TED Talk here: William Li - Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?