mTOR, Protein & Cancer: Clarifying Confusion with New Science from MIT’s David Sabatini

by Mike Mutzel


Folks love to say eating protein is problematic for it raises mTOR, since mTOR is involved in cancer and other inflammatory diseases–we should avoid protein.

But is that really scientifically accurate?

We review a new review paper by MIT's David Sabatini, known as the mTORman.

Studies Mentioned

Condon, K. J., & Sabatini, D. M. (2019). Nutrient regulation of mTORC1 at a glance. Journal of Cell Science, 132(21), jcs222570–6

Laplante, M., & Sabatini, D. M. (2012). mTOR Signaling in Growth Control and Disease. Cell, 149(2), 274–293.

Saxton, R. A., & Sabatini, D. M. (2017). mTOR Signaling in Growth, Metabolism, and Disease. Cell, 168(6), 960–976.