Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cancer Cells Slurp Up Fructose

From Yahoo Health. I knew high fructose corn syrup was bad for you--now here's proof!

"Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

"These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation," Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote."


"Tumor cells thrive on sugar but they used the fructose to proliferate. "Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different," Heaney's team wrote."

All the more reason to cut back sugar--ALL FORMS OF IT.


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