Sugar in your diet can trigger Alzheimer’s Disease

Here is why using more sugar can cause Alzheimer’s disease
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Glucose weakens the key enzyme called MIF, or inhibitory factor of the migration of macrophages that resists the spread of the disease. Normally, the MIF would be part of the immune response to the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the brain, and we think that because the sugar damage reduces some functions of the MIF and completely inhibits others that this could be a turning point that Allows Alzheimer’s to develop, Worldwide 50 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the figure could reach 125 million by 2050, according to a study

High-sugar diets raise heart disease risk in healthy people

If you had read Sugar Crush you would have already know this.

A groundbreaking study has found that just 3 months on a high-sugar diet alters fat metabolism in such a way that it may cause even healthy people to raise their risk of heart disease.

The study suggests that the liver deals with fat differently on a high-sugar diet than it does on a low-sugar diet.

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Sugar fuels cancer tumor growth, new study suggests

More on the recent study results showing sugar’s influence on cancer cells.  The study, conducted by molecular biologists in Belgium over the last nine years, shows that their fermentation process — the same one that cancer cells prefer — actually stimulates tumor growth.  The article published online 10/13/17 can be found here.

Their findings suggest that the most common cancer-causing genes, called Ras proteins, fuel aggressive tumors with their sugar intake. In short, sugar “awakens” existing cancer cells, making them multiply and expand rapidly, according to these scientists.

“The hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth” lead study author and Belgian molecular biologist Johan Thevelein, a professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, wrote in a press release.

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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.

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