Is there a link between sugar and cancer?

The answer, based on the most recent research, seems to be … yes, but more research is needed.  This article on the Mother Nature Network (www.mnn.com) covers the issue pretty well, simplifying a very complex subject and turning it into something we can all digest.

Dr. Stacy Kennedy of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute addresses the subject with similar uncertainty.

“One of the most common questions we hear from our patients is, ‘does sugar feed cancer?’ As with most nutrition research, the answer to this seemingly simple question is actually quite complex,” she writes.

“Overall, most of the research in sugar and cancer uses data from preliminary studies with animal and test tube data to draw conclusions. Recent research has looked at the details of an individual’s diet and sugar intake and how it may affect cancer risk or survivorship outcomes, but there have not been any randomized, controlled trials showing that sugar causes cancer.”

But new research may have cracked the link.

Read the article …

USA Today: Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer.

Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published in Nature Communications on Friday, aims to shed light on how cancer develops.

Oh gee , what a surprise. For 10 dollars you would have understood this problem by reading Sugar Crush. Yes, the food pyramid is a fraud, constructed by the collusion between the USDA and Monsanto.  Sugar in the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup produced and grown by Monsanto with the active ingredient Glyphosate is fueling this epidemic. Wearing Pink ribbons and pouring ice water on your head might be a great gesture to bring awareness to the problem but in reality is a fools approach to the issue. The issue is Sugar.  Read the book.

Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar? | The New Yorker

Unless you’re a scientist, often the scientific research is so full of jargon that it’s hard to understand, let alone know what’s real and true.

Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

It’s one of many cautionary tales about assessing dietary data. Everyone wants to be healthy, and most of us like eating, so we’re easily swayed by any new finding, no matter how dubious. Publishers know this all too well and continually ply us with diet and health books of varying degrees of respectability and uplift. The most prominent on the current menu are Sylvia Tara’s “The Secret Life of Fat” (Norton) and “The Case Against Sugar,” by Gary Taubes (Knopf). Both present a range of cutting-edge dietary research, both say that fat is unfairly maligned, and both inadvertently end up revealing that the science behind their claims is complex and its findings hard to translate into usable advice.
 

Continue reading: Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar? | The New Yorker

THE SURPRISING FOOD THAT MAY CAUSE ANGER & AGGRESSION

This is the story of one parent’s quest for the cause of over-the-top anger and aggression.

ODD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, may sound like every teenager you’ve ever met with symptoms of:

  • anger and irritable mood
  • aggressive
  • argumentative
  • vindictive
  • manipulative
  • lack of respect for authority

But these symptoms were occurring in a 6 year old child.  After eliminating sugar, food coloring and wheat, another devious food culprit was found.  Corn.  And as we know, corn hides under many names, just like sugar.  Read labels, and watch for:

  • dextrin
  • dextrose
  • maltodextrin
  • maltodextrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • corn starch
  • modified starch
  • xanthan gum
  • guar gum
  • sorbitol
  • xylitol
  • msg
  • GDL
  • and more!

The good news is, this story has a happy ending.  The symptoms abated with a change in diet.  This is an article well worth reading:

THE SURPRISING FOOD THAT MAY CAUSE ANGER & AGGRESSION: OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER

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