Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On Another Note: Pancreatic Cancer Fueled By Sugar

WOW, Western diets cultivate pancreatic cancer?  I would have thought the way we eat in the west is so darn healthy.  Isn't Mickey Dee's and a soft drink eating responsibly?  So many people here in the west cannot be wrong!

Although it's widely known that cancers use glucose, a simple sugar, to fuel their growth, this is the first time a link has been shown between and cancer proliferation, said Dr. Anthony Heaney, an associate professor of medicine and neurosurgery, a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher and senior author of the study.
"The bottom line is the modern diet contains a lot of refined sugar including fructose and it's a hidden danger implicated in a lot of modern diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and ," said Heaney, who also serves as director of the Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program at UCLA. "In this study, we show that cancers can use fructose just as readily as glucose to fuel their growth."
The study appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Research.

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