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Cancer cells slurp up fructose, U.S. study finds
Posted By admin On August 4, 2010 @ 3:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
August 4th, 2010
WASHINGTON—Pancreatic tumour cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.
Tumour cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.
They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.
“These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,” Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.
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 How cancer feeds on sugar (and other big reasons to avoid refined sweets): http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-cancer-feeds-on-sugar-and-other-big-reasons-to-avoid-refined-sweets.html
 Cancer Feeds on Fructose, America’s Number One Source of Calories: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cancer-feeds-on-fructose-america%e2%80%99s-number-one-source-of-calories.html
 Breast Milk Found to Protect Against Cancer, Kill Cancer Cells: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breast-milk-found-to-protect-against-cancer-kill-cancer-cells.html
 Grape Seed Extract Kills Head and Neck Cancer Cells, Leaves Healthy Cells Unharmed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/grape-seed-extract-kills-head-and-neck-cancer-cells-leaves-healthy-cells-unharmed.html
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