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August 04 2010 @ 11:15 am
Cancer cells feed on fructose, study finds  

WASHINGTON — Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Tumor 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.

"They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth."


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Jill aka Jo: LIA: What would Jane do?sireesanwar on August 4th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
I know right. I've been saying. Still, I'm glad I've stopped eating it for the most part. Sometimes still but mostly no.
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Jill aka Jo: LIA: I only smile in privatesireesanwar on August 4th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I have to make a conscious effort cause it hurts my stomach. I can eat in if I'm super careful and only ingest it once in a while. For the most part we don't have it in the house though.