The latest research has found that sugar sprouts breast cancer. The Cancer Center from the Texas Anderson University has conducted the study that concluded that a diet in which the sugar intake is high can directly affect the evolution of cancer and lung metastases.
The study was conducted in on four different groups of mice which were given different diets. 50 – 58% of the mice from the groups that were fed a higher level of sucrose sprouted mammary tumors. The diet consisted on, among others, corn syrup, and table sugar.
Fructose is composed out of sucrose and glucose. The study revealed that both of the components are harmful to the body, both groups of mice that were fed with sucrose, respectively fructose, diet developed a greater number of cancer cells and lung metastases, than those in the control group. The conclusions were obvious.
Even though the study is on its early stages, human trials pending approval, it is important to remember that this is not the first time that a team of scientists has come up with the idea that sugar is bad for health. The substance is also responsible for diabetes and even heart problems, not to mention tooth decay.
It seems that in the US, alone, sugar consumption has risen at an alarming level over the past decade, a normal adult consuming almost double the daily recommended quantity. This is also a lead cause to America’s number one health problem, obesity.
The study focused on breast cancer because it has become, over the years, one of the most common cancer forms that affects women in the US. Sugar may not be the only culprit for this, but it must surely be treated as such.
The Western Diet, which is the all-time American favorite, includes foods like red meat, refined grains, fast-food, sugary drinks and sugary desserts. All of these contain high levels of fructose, even the meat. Only a glass filled with a sugary drink is equivalent with approximately 60 grams of sugar. This type of diet can be found in rich, highly-developed countries.
On the other side, we have the starch diet which was applied to the control group, the group with the lowest cancer incidence. This diet consisted roughly on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
The researcher’s conclusion, for now, is that sugar may be responsible for yet another disease that affects millions of Americans. Their advice is to treat your sugar cravings with a piece of fruit because sugar sprouts breast cancer.
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