Scientists shed further light on the link between sugar and cancer

Belgian scientists believe your sweet tooth could be killing you.

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Your sweet tooth could be killing you.

That’s what Belgian scientists now believe after making a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer, shedding further light on how cancer develops.

Johan Thevelein, Wim Versées and Veerle Janssens began researching the ‘Warburg Effect’ in 2008. The Warburg Effect is what happens when energy that occurs through the rapid breakdown of glucose fuels tumour cells.

The research team found that yeast with high levels of glucose overstimulate mutated proteins found inside tumours. This makes cancerous cells grow faster.

The team published its findings in Nature Communications on Friday.

"This link between sugar and cancer has sweeping consequences. Our results provide a foundation for future research in this domain, which can now be performed with a much more precise and relevant focus,” said Johan Thevelein.

While the revelation is considered a breakthrough, it doesn't identify the primary cause of the Warburg Effect, nor that eating a low-sugar diet could prevent or change a cancer diagnosis.

Will this change your diet? How much sugar is in your daily diet? Do you have any alternative sweeteners that you can recommend to our members?



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    23rd Oct 2017
    Pay to keep your PH level around 6/7 see any health shop
    23rd Oct 2017
    Stevia is a natural alternative and, even though it's not exactly the same as sugar, you do get used to it and it satisfies a sweet tooth.
    23rd Oct 2017
    Its just another small piece in the puzzle in the growing case against added sugar
    23rd Oct 2017
    We also need to be aware of some artificial sweeteners can cause issues including some cancers. e.g. Aspartane (950, 951) which is in Diet Cola drinks and some other products.
    It has been proven to cause Cancer of the Kidney. It can be pressing against a kidney. The kidney is usually removed as trying to remvoe the tumor severely bruises the kidney. Fortunately it is mostly only on one kidney. With time the remaining kidney goes a bit but you still have to stick to a diet to help it. I personally know a lady who had a kidney removed. She is no longer allowed to drink soft drink or alcohol.
    23rd Oct 2017
    I have had diet controlled type 2 diabetes for 8 years and I use Xylitol. It looks like sugar and tastes like sugar, so it can be used in baking spoon for spoon equal to sugar. It is a natural product and available from health food stores or online (cheaper) and has helped me keep my blood sugar down so I have not had to go on medication.
    23rd Oct 2017
    My Wife's uncle loved sugar. He use to take 4 spoons in his medium size cup of coffee. He died aged 96. I think if you look long and hard enough you will find a link between some way it will kill you with anything you eat.
    28th Oct 2017
    THIS ALSO INCLUDES ALCOHOL which is transformed into sugars in your blood!