Excessive intake of sugar, (partly due to the fructose fraction, but also glucose) or other simple carbs increases our risk of cancer. Our evolutionary past has instilled in us a natural craving for sugar which can be especially dangerous with a mutated phosphoinositide-3-kinase, or PI3K enzyme.
Fructose (from sugar and corn syrup) worsens glycation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, insulin resistance, and chronic inflammation.
The sugar-fueled cancer concerns include:
→ breast cancer
Shown by a study of 4690 women.
Sugar may hasten the spread of breast cancer to the lungs.
→ colon cancer
→ colorectal cancer
This was shown by a study of 506 patients and 673 controls
This was also shown by a study of 1586 patients and 2485 controls
→ pancreatic cancer
This was shown by a study of 77,797 men and women
This was also shown by a study of 532 cases and 1701 controls
→ prostate cancer
→ stomach cancer
There is also a diabetes concern:
The sugar caution works independent of sedentary behavior.
Chronic high sugar intake injures via expression of genes involved in lipogenesis, gluconeogenesis, and β-oxidation.
Sugar (sucrose) is 1/2 fructose.
Sugar is especially hazardous for those genetically predisposed to obesity.
Sugar increases visceral fat – the most dangerous kind.
Another 144 reasons to avoid sugar.
This caution includes simple carbs.
Managing sugar cravings.