Is Sugar Causing Cancer?

A recent study in the journal Nature Communications answers the question “is sugar causing cancer?”  The study looks at the cancer cells appetite for sugar. 

Johan M. Thevelein, senior author of the study and a professor at KU Leuven in Belgium was asked whether he believes that eating sugar leads to a cancer diagnosis, Thevelein answered, “No! definitely not.” He and his co-authors explain, in their paper, how normal healthy cells can handle sugar in a controlled way.

Sugar Causes Obesity

“On the other hand, we all know that when you eat a lot of sugar, you have a tendency — that has been clearly shown — to become more obese, and obesity is linked to a higher risk of cancer.”

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