Excess sugar, such as high fructose corn syrup, increases the risk of developing cancer, warns US researchers who recommend giving up sweets for nuts and fresh fruit and replacing sugar with sugar. honey.
Scientists at the Anderson Cancer Center in the United States have discovered that excess sugar increases the risk of cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Research.
The experiment was performed on mice. Some received sucrose amount comparable to that consumed in many Western countries, while others followed a starch-free diet. Finally, the increase in blood glucose level in the first group of animals caused the rapid growth of a tumor.
In addition, the researchers found that high-fructose corn syrup and sugar caused rapid tumor development with significant metastatic potential, particularly in the lungs. They pointed out that this phenomenon led to high levels of 12-hydroxyacosatetraenoic acid in tumor cells.
In this context, researchers recommend limiting sugar consumption to reduce the risk not only of cancer development, but also of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. They also recall that high-fructose corn syrup is widely used by the food industry, in particular for the production of sweets, ice-creams, fruit juices, yogurts and jams.
They also recommend giving up sweets for dried and fresh fruit and replacing sugar with honey.
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