Consuming Refined Sugar Causes Cancer

Consuming Refined Sugar Causes Cancer

Highly refined sugar causes cancer

High refined sugar intake has always had a strong correlation to tumor development in cancer patients. However, now there is evidence that suggests a prolonged diet high in refined sugar causes cancer.

Cancer cells absorb sugar at 10-12 times the rate of healthy cells. The results are measured on a Positron Emission Tomography known as one of the most accurate tools for measuring cancer growth. German Otto Warburg, the 1931 Nobel laureate in medicine, developed an hypothesis that cancer cells have a different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells. According to Warburg, malignant tumors, exhibit increased glycolysis in contrast to healthy human tissues.

Sugar Causes Cancer - Cancer JournalSugar produces cancer cells

The 2013-2014 Journal of Clinic Investigation, released the results of an in vitro study that analyzed the results of increased sugar absorption and cancer creation. Furthermore, the results demonstrated that increased glucose uptake had a direct correlation to the early phases of cancer cell production.

Increased sugar metabolism through glycolysis is associated with cancer and may result from the transformed cell’s increased metabolic demand. Cancer progression typically involves the transformation of a nonmalignant phenotype to a malignant one. Using a three-dimensional culture system (3D lrECM), Onodera et al. found that increased glycolysis itself caused this switch from a nonmalignant to a malignant phenotype.

Moreover, a 1985 study on sugar and the risk of large bowel cancer found,

As the selection criteria used make it unlikely that this eating pattern was caused by the disease the data suggest that a high intake of sugars depleted in fibre and fat predisposes to the development of large bowel cancer.

One of the crucial mechanisms through which cancer is promoted through sugar is through mitochondrial dysfunction. Sugar burns very differently than fat does, which generates free radicals. When free radicals damage the mitochondria of the cell, the nuclear DNA, and cell membrane are also affected, leading to protein impairment.

Cancer is essentially caused by the replication of genetically mutated cells. Mitosis is the means through which cells divide and promote tissue growth. When the process of apoptosis (cell death) begins to break down, cancer occurs.

Obesity has a correlation and causation to the growth and development of cancer cells. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, being obese can cause changes in hormone levels. Such as sex hormones or insulin, which increase the risk of developing breast, colon or uterine cancer.

Dr Patrick Kingsley, educates cancer patients about the perils of consuming sugar, and he said:

Enhanced CAT scans for cancer fascinate me, as they effectively use sugar in the enhancing agent to ‘light up’ the cancer cells. That suggests they are aware that cancer cells love sugar, yet the diets they recommend for cancer patients are full of sugar. That doesn’t make sense to me.

sugar causes cancerFruit is much better for you

The study takes into account the difference between refined sugar and naturally occurring sugars. Refined sugars include table sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Absorbed by the body when consuming sodas, processed foods and baked desserts. Moreover, naturally occurring sugar in fruit is deemed less harmful, regardless of its glycemic index.

A prospective study published in 2006 found that high consumption of sugar and high sugar foods were linked to a greater risk of pancreatic cancer, and a different study showed similar results for breast cancer patients.

Dr. Tony Jimenez hypothesizes that sugar from organic produce may not contribute to cancer cell growth in the same way refined sugars do because human cells absorb left-spinning molecules, which occur in fruits and vegetables, while cancer cells can only absorb right spinning particles, which come from refined sugar.

Cutting out bad sugars from your diet

Sugar causes cancer and a multitude of health problems. Including, elevated triglycerides, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, immobility and high blood pressure. Decreasing your risk of cancer cell growth, begins when you cut out refined sugars, soda and processed foods.

Consume your daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Ensure you are getting enough vitamins, fiber, iron, and protein in your diet. Don’t drink fruit juices that have added sugar. Use natural sweeteners such as honey or Stevia. Avoid high-fructose corn syrup, genetically modified sugar and sugar replacement such as aspartame.

Cut down on bad sugars: Women should have no more than six teaspoons (25 grams) of sugar each day. Men, have no more than nine teaspoons per day (37 grams). This equals to 100 calories for women and 150 for men. The majority of people in America eat over double that amount, averaging at around 22 teaspoons per day.

Sugars by different names: Fructose, lactose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, and dextrose are all forms of sugar you can find on the Nutritional Facts label on the back of your next meal.

Natural sugars: Molasses, agave nectar, honey and maple syrup are natural sugars and contain antioxidants that can protect your body from cancer. Moderate consumption of these alternative sweeteners is advised, as they contain the same amount of calories as any other kind of sweetener.


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