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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

William Li, a cancer researcher, discusses how anti-angiogenesis can help to treat cancer and other diseases. Cancer, as he describes, starts out as a harmless microscopic tumor and gets larger when they gain access to enough blood supply and nutrients. Without these, the cancer cells are not deadly. What anti-angiogenesis does is to help prevent blood vessels from reaching cancer cells and thus, the tumor simply can't grow.

He then goes on to discuss how eating natural foods such as fruits and vegatables can help to prevent cancer.

Watch the 20 minute talk by clicking on the picture above.

Source: TED.com