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Cancer Feeds on Fructose

This came to my attention this afternoon, and is the perfect complement to the sugar post: the twin evils of sucrose and fructose (especially high fructose corn syrup). The title of the article, cited on GreenMedInfo.com is:
Cancer Feeds on Fructose, America’s #1 Source of Calories
(and isn’t THAT a scary thought)
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Wednesday, April 11th 2012 at 6:00 am by Anthony Gucciardi

High-fructose corn syrup is the primary source of calories in the United States. In addition to containing mercury, a known carcinogen, cancer cells actually feed on high-fructose corn syrup after it is metabolized by the liver. A recent study, published in the Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, examined the link between refined sugar and cancer. The results add further evidence to the reports of many health experts and scientific studies that have drawn the connection between excess sugar consumption and the development of cancer.

The researchers highlighted the numerous ways in which fructose directly contributes to cancer risk and other health problems, including:

  • DNA damage
  • Inflammation
  • Altered cellular metabolism
  • Increased production of free radicals

According to Lewis Cantley, director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, as much as 80 percent of all cancers are “driven by either mutations or environmental factors that work to enhance or mimic the effect of insulin on the incipient tumor cells.”

To read the rest of this article, please go HERE.

Epigenetics: how environment affects gene expression. Our overuse of fructose and sucrose is ruining our health….