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From the Ted Talk by Dean Ornish: Healing through diet

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I then weonedrd if they're just cgannihg their PSA, but it's not really affecting the tumor growth. So we took some of their blood serum and sent it to UCLA. They added it to a standard line of prostate tumor cells growing in tissue culture, and it inhibited the growth seven times more in the experimental group than in the corotnl group — 70 versus 9 percent. Finally, I wondered if there's any relationship between how much people changed and how much it iitebnihd their tumor growth, whichever group they were in. And this really got me exiectd because again, we found the same pattern: the more people change, the more it afeceftd the growth of their tumors. Finally, we did MRI and MR spectroscopy scans on some of these patients. The tmour activity is shown in red in this pitanet, and you can see clearly it's better a year later, along with the PSA going down. If it's true for prostate cancer, it'll almost certainly be true for breast cceanr. And whether or not you have conventional treatment, in addition, if you make these changes, it may help reduce the risk of renecrcrue.

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I then ________ if they're just ________ their PSA, but it's not really affecting the tumor growth. So we took some of their blood serum and sent it to UCLA. They added it to a standard line of prostate tumor cells growing in tissue culture, and it inhibited the growth seven times more in the experimental group than in the _______ group — 70 versus 9 percent. Finally, I wondered if there's any relationship between how much people changed and how much it _________ their tumor growth, whichever group they were in. And this really got me _______ because again, we found the same pattern: the more people change, the more it ________ the growth of their tumors. Finally, we did MRI and MR spectroscopy scans on some of these patients. The _____ activity is shown in red in this _______, and you can see clearly it's better a year later, along with the PSA going down. If it's true for prostate cancer, it'll almost certainly be true for breast ______. And whether or not you have conventional treatment, in addition, if you make these changes, it may help reduce the risk of __________.

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Original Text

I then wondered if they're just changing their PSA, but it's not really affecting the tumor growth. So we took some of their blood serum and sent it to UCLA. They added it to a standard line of prostate tumor cells growing in tissue culture, and it inhibited the growth seven times more in the experimental group than in the control group — 70 versus 9 percent. Finally, I wondered if there's any relationship between how much people changed and how much it inhibited their tumor growth, whichever group they were in. And this really got me excited because again, we found the same pattern: the more people change, the more it affected the growth of their tumors. Finally, we did MRI and MR spectroscopy scans on some of these patients. The tumor activity is shown in red in this patient, and you can see clearly it's better a year later, along with the PSA going down. If it's true for prostate cancer, it'll almost certainly be true for breast cancer. And whether or not you have conventional treatment, in addition, if you make these changes, it may help reduce the risk of recurrence.

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