Cancer tumors in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows
- Sugar may help fuel cancer by speeding up the growth of tumors in the body
- Mice consuming high-fructose corn syrup saw intestinal tumors grow faster [
Sugar could be used to improve cancer by speeding up the growth of tumors in the body, according to a new study.
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, found that mice consumed high-fructose corn syrup, used in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks, saw intestinal tumors grow faster.
people drinking about 12 ounces of sugary drink a day.
An understanding of how sugar feeds cancer may also lead to a new approach to treatment, the study's scientists suggested.
However, some experts have been known to have been found in mice genetically engineered to prone to cancer, and may not translate into humans.
. ice cream and energy drinks, saw intestinal tumors grow faster
Michael Skilton from the University of Sydney, who was not involved in the study, told The Times that he was impressed by the research but warned that the findings could not be applied. to humans.
He said: "Irrespective of whether these sweeteners are having a direct effect on tumor development and growth, people wishing to reduce their likelihood or developing cancer should limit their intake."
Marcus D. Goncalves said: 'We were unable to show that high-fructose corn syrup causes new tumors because these mice develop tumors even on normal diets free of added sugar.
' But when you give them this additional sugar, the tumors grow much bigger, 'he added.
The study was published March 22 in the print issue of Science.
WHAT SHOULD A BALANCED DIET LOOK LIKE?
Meals should be based on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally wholegrain, according to the NHS
• Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. All fresh, frozen, dried and canned fruit and vegetables count
• Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally wholegrain
• 30 grams of fiber a day: This is the same as eating All of the following: 5 portions of fruit and vegetables, 2 whole-wheat cereal biscuits, 2 thick slices of wholemeal bread and large baked potato with the skin on
• Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soy drinks) choosing lower fat and lower sugar options.
• Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins consuming in small amounts
• Drink 6-8 cups / glasses of water a day
• Adults should have less than 6g of salt and 20g of saturated fat for women or 30g for men a day
Source: NHS Eatwell Guide