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    • Sugar Causes Cancer


      From Science Daily

      Sugars are needed to provide us with energy and in moderate amounts contribute to our well-being. Sustained high levels of sugars, as is found in diabetics, damages our cells and now is shown that can also increase our chance to get cancer: The dose makes the poison as Paracelsus said.

      It is well known that obesity is a leading cause of diabetes, a disease where the body fails to control blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels are characteristic in obesity and diabetes. What is less well known is that diabetes and obesity are also linked to an increase in cancer risk. That is, the diabetic population has up to double chances to suffer pancreatic or colon cancer among others, according to well sustained epidemiological studies. With obesity in British and Spanish children reaching 16%, the highest in Europe, this epidemic has major health implications.
      How obesity or diabetes increase cancer risk has been a major health issue.

      Scientists led by Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid have uncovered a key mechanism that links obesity and diabetes with cancer: high sugar levels, which increase activity of a gene widely implicated in cancer progression.

      Dr Garcia Jimenez's laboratory was studying how cells in the intestine respond to sugars and signal to the pancreas to release insulin, the key hormone that controls blood sugar levels. Sugars in the intestine trigger cells to release a hormone called GIP that enhances insulin release by the pancreas.

      In a study published in Molecular Cell, Dr Garcia Jimenez's team showed that the ability of the intestinal cells to secrete GIP is controlled by a protein called β-catenin, and that the activity of β-catenin is strictly dependent on sugar levels.
      Increased activity of β-catenin is known to be a major factor in the development of many cancers and can make normal cells immortal, a key step in early stages of cancer progression. The study demonstrates that high (but not normal) sugar levels induce nuclear accumulation of β-catenin and leads to cell proliferation. The changes induced on β-catenin, the molecules involved and the diversity of cancer cells susceptible to these changes are identified.

      Dr. Custodia García said "We were surprised to realize that changes in our metabolism caused by dietary sugar impact on our cancer risk. We are now investigating what other dietary components may influence our cancer risk. Changing diet is one of easiest prevention strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money."

      Colin Goding, Professor of Oncology at the University of Oxford, UK said 'Previously we were unsure about how increased blood sugar found in diabetes and obesity could increase cancer risk. This study identifies a key molecular mechanism through which high blood glucose would predispose to cancer. It opens the way for potential novel therapies aimed at reducing cancer risk in the obese and diabetic populations.'
      Estimations published by the World Health Organisation (WHO): Obesity predisposes to diabetes and its prevalence is doubling every 20 years worldwide. More than 1 in 10 adults worldwide (12%) are obese (BMI>30). 1 in 6 children in UK and Spain suffer obesity.

      Diabetes caused 4.6 million deaths in 2011, more than 2 deaths per hour in Spain, more in USA. Worldwide, 1 in 10 adults (10%) suffered from diabetes in 2010 and more than one-third of individuals with diabetes are unaware they suffer from the disease. The national cost of diabetes or cancer is in the order of billions of pounds or euros in Spain or England.

      More than half (63%) of premature deaths worldwide are due to non communicable diseases (NCD) of which cancer and diabetes are among the 4 causes more frequent. At least 1 in 3 of the main cancers (27-39%) can be prevented by improving diet, physical activity and body composition.

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      Comments 5 Comments
      1. drewsicle3210's Avatar
        drewsicle3210 -
        Everything has been found to cause cancer
      1. lexmuscle's Avatar
        lexmuscle -
        Originally Posted by drewsicle3210 View Post
        Everything has been found to cause cancer
        Exactly, and even if we lived our lives perfectly what are we going to gain? 5 years? 10 years more? Of pooping and peeing in our pants, breaking our hips, and being tired all the time. I'd rather live a kick ass life and die at 60 than a "watch everything you do" life and live till 80.
      1. THOR 70's Avatar
        THOR 70 -
        ^thats a retarded outlook on life. Through education and effort you can be productive, able bodied, and enjoying life well past your 80s. The fact that you take the time to post like that on a health related website is contradictory. Unless I guess your just here to get huge lol
      1. lexmuscle's Avatar
        lexmuscle -
        Originally Posted by THOR 70 View Post
        ^thats a retarded outlook on life. Through education and effort you can be productive, able bodied, and enjoying life well past your 80s. The fact that you take the time to post like that on a health related website is contradictory. Unless I guess your just here to get huge lol
        Bull****, no matter what the f- you do to stay healthy something will bite you in the ass. I'm a healthy sob, and bodybuilding is my lifestyle, but I know that even though I eat well, train hard, and stay in top shape there's always something that can and will happen. Anyway, bottom line (from what I've seen personally) is that living into your 70's, 80's, and 90's+ seems horrific for the majority of people on this planet. The last thing I'll do is end up in a nursing home. No point in even arguing this really..
      1. THOR 70's Avatar
        THOR 70 -
        Self fulfilling prophecy. Have fun with that

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