The US National Institute of Health estimating 231,840 NEW Cases of Breast Cancer in 2015 (890 new cases a day!), it’s time to really start looking for answers.
We have all heard over the years that refined sugar can cause cancer. It can cause cancer to become more aggressive.
New Study Links Refined Sugar in Diet to Breast Cancer Tumors and Metastasis
Now to the already bulging files of proof, here is yet another study. Except, this one shows how much More dangerous refined sugar in the diet is.
And it is not just the refined sugar you may sprinkle in your coffee or tea. It is not just the refined sugar you may add when you are baking cookies.
The Study Says
According to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published in the Jan. 1, 2016 online issue of Cancer Research,.
“The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs”
Specifically, the study’s co-author Peiying Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine said
“We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared to a non-sugar starch diet,”
Co-author Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine said,
“ The current study investigated the impact of dietary sugar on mammary gland tumor development in multiple mouse models, along with mechanisms that may be involved.
We determined that it was specifically fructose, in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, ubiquitous within our food system, which was responsible for facilitating lung metastasis and 12-HETE production in breast tumors.”
“Prior research has examined the role of sugar, especially glucose, and energy-based metabolic pathways in cancer development,” added Yang. “However, the inflammatory cascade may be an alternative route of studying sugar-driven carcinogenesis that warrants further study.”
Time to Reduce the Sugar in Your Diet
Based on this, don’t you think it’s time to start reducing the sugar in your diet?
Refined Sugar is in Virtually Every Single Packaged Food
Refined Sugar is in Virtually Every Single Packaged Food you consume. Look at the labels of your typical food. You will find a wide variety of “oses”
- Saccharose — another name for sucrose
- Xylose — sugar made from wood
Then you also need to consider items such as:
- Sorghum Syrup
- Barley Malt
- Cane Crystals /cane juice crystals
- Dehydrated Cane Juice
- Dextrin — a form of glucose
- Fruit juice concentrate
And ALL Syrup… some names like:
- Malt Syrup
- *Bran Syrup
- *Corn Syrup
- *Corn Syrup Solids
- *High Fructose Corn Syrup
* Which are all typically made of Genetically Modified “foods”
And all words that say “sugar”
If you knew there was a dangerous baby alligator that would grow into a massively huge man-eater, would you continue to hand feed it knowing it would turn on you and kill you?
I bet your answer would be, just leave the baby alligator alone.
In that case…
Wouldn’t it make sense to read the labels on foods.
Wouldn’t it make sense to use Sugar Free products that are not using artificial sweeteners when possible… Products like our Dark chocolate pieces rather than the sugar laced chocolate candy you get at the store?
Wouldn’t it make sense to use a product like our Stevia Extract whenever possible?
Wouldn’t it make sense to start to make breads, cakes, cookies, pasta sauce, soups, and other foods at home so you know absolutely what is going in them? Rather than buying them frozen and pre-made from the store?
You can read the press release about the study here:
MD Anderson research team members included Yan Jiang, Yong Pan, Patrea Rhea, and Lin Tan, all of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine; Mihai Gagea, D.V.M., Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine & Surgery; and Susan Fischer, Epigenetics & Molecular Carcinogenesis.
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health (P30CA0166672), Mr. and Mrs. H. Leighton Steward and EOG Resources, Inc.
So… What do You have to say about this?!