Medical Oncology

, 34:109 | Cite as

Article on ketogenic dietary regimes for cancer highly misleading

  • Ulrike Gonder
Letter to the Editor


Cancer Patient Ketogenic Diet Intractable Epilepsy Nutritional Knowledge Large RCTs 
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Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The author has received speaker’s honoraria from Swiss Medical Food, a company that developed and markets ketogenic meals as a medical food, and has written books about ketogenic diets.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HuenstettenGermany

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