(NaturalPath) Published in the online issue of Cancer Research, a study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a link between dietary sugar intake and an increased risk of breast cancer and lung metastasis. This was a study done on mice.
Previous studies have illuminated sugar’s role in breast cancer development with inflammation also figuring into the equation.
“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,” said one of the researchers.
Consumption of sugar in the United States has become a problem as it has skyrocketed, and has been identified as a significant contributor to an epidemic of obesity, heart disease and cancer worldwide.
In the study, there was a significant difference in mammary tumors (from 30 percent to 50-58 percent) from the mice that were on starch-controlled diets to those that were on sucrose-enriched diets.
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