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From the Ted Talk by William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer?

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But what we now know, is that for a number of diseases, there are defects in the system, where the body can't prune back _____ blood vessels, or can't grow enough new ones in the right place at the right time. And in these situations, angiogenesis is out of _______. And when ____________ is out of balance, a myriad of diseases result. For example, insufficient angiogenesis — not enough blood vessels — leads to wounds that don't heal, _____ attacks, legs without circulation, death from stroke, nerve damage. And on the other end, _________ angiogenesis — too many blood _____________ _______, and we see this in cancer, blindness, arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer's disease. In total, there are more than 70 major diseases _________ more than a billion people worldwide, that all look on the surface to be different from one another, but all actually share abnormal angiogenesis as their common denominator. And this realization is allowing us to re-conceptualize the way that we actually approach these diseases, by controlling angiogenesis.

Solution

  1. affecting
  2. excessive
  3. vessels
  4. balance
  5. drives
  6. disease
  7. extra
  8. heart
  9. angiogenesis

Original Text

But what we now know, is that for a number of diseases, there are defects in the system, where the body can't prune back extra blood vessels, or can't grow enough new ones in the right place at the right time. And in these situations, angiogenesis is out of balance. And when angiogenesis is out of balance, a myriad of diseases result. For example, insufficient angiogenesis — not enough blood vessels — leads to wounds that don't heal, heart attacks, legs without circulation, death from stroke, nerve damage. And on the other end, excessive angiogenesis — too many blood vessels — drives disease, and we see this in cancer, blindness, arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer's disease. In total, there are more than 70 major diseases affecting more than a billion people worldwide, that all look on the surface to be different from one another, but all actually share abnormal angiogenesis as their common denominator. And this realization is allowing us to re-conceptualize the way that we actually approach these diseases, by controlling angiogenesis.

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