Sugar and Cancer

Sugar and cancer

I never realized just how dangerous sugar can be to good health. Not only can it lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, it can actually encourage cancer. Consider these three facts about cancer:

1. Cancer flourishes in an anaerobic (low oxygen) environment.

2. It thrives on glucose.

3. It needs iron.

The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent encouraging cancer growth:

1. Select an aerobic form of exercise to oxidate your blood.

2. Limit sugar and high fructose corn syrup

3. Avoid excessive iron levels.

But back to sugar per se. I would highly recommend you look at medical researcher Gary Taubes’ New York York Times piece, April 13, 2011, on the subject, which summarizes the findings of the highly regarded Robert Lustig of the University of Californa (San Francisco). It will change your life. Maybe even save it.

About RJ

Retired English prof (Ph. D., UNC), who likes to garden, blog, pursue languages (especially Spanish) and to share in serious discussion on vital issues such as global warming, the role of government, energy alternatives, etc. Am a vegan and, yes, a tree hugger enthusiastically. If you write me, I'll answer.
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