Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection

Author:
Sam Apple:
Publisher:
Liveright
Category:
History

In 1940s Germany, Nobel laureate Otto Warburg found cancer cells consume 10 times as much glucose as healthy cells. “Like shipwrecked sailors, they were ravenous,” Sam Apple notes. Warburg’s metabolic studies excite new interest today, as does the story of his survival as a Jew protected by Hitler, Apple reports in Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection.

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